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Hunger For The Word

Growing older does have its benefits. Priorities change. Values morph into a new form. And surprisingly it is all for the best. It is true that sometimes I wish I knew 30 years ago what I know now, but that would also mean that I would  not have come along this path that God set me upon. And I wouldn't change that for anything.

When I was a teen going through some hard times and  a new believer in Christ I claimed the few Bible verses I knew as promises to me. When I went to college I started studying my Bible. I also found many books that became my favorites and still are to this day. Then in my young adult life I would sorta study. I would do just enough to finish a lesson for a class or memorize a section I liked. I began studying a few sections or reading my Bible through but was not consistent.


  By nature I am not a very consistent person in any area. I would like to be and am becoming better and better at this.

I am thankful that I stuck with it even though not always faithful because ever so gradually more of my Bible became underlined and pages worn. And then it happened.... I longed for time in the Word. A hunger started and only time with my Heavenly Father could satisfy.

Sanctification. Such a big word. I am only now starting to grasp the fully meaning of this word. It is a process. It doesn't happen overnight or over a month or even a year. It takes years. Years of just sticking with it until you long for that time between you and God for the nourishment you need.

That deep yearning and longing that makes your heart ache can and will happen to you. Stick with it sweet friend. Don't get discouraged. Even just a verse a day. Keep it up and hold The Word close to your heart.

"I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food."
Job 23:12

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