Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A daughter who looks like her Father

In my last post, Psalm 119: What God's Word Provides Me, I wrote about what I learned from my Bible Study based on Damaris Carbaugh's Live In Your Word

For that Bible Study, I also had to write, a statement to God about my desire to be in His Word. Here is my statement.

God, You are my Redeemer. Because of your mercy and grace, I can call you Father. My responsibility and desire as a daughter, is to hear and understand Your Word. You have provided wisdom, instruction—everything I need to live a full and fulfilling life.
If I ignore, Your wisdom, I have only myself to blame as I miss out on Your blessings. If I find myself floundering, it is due to the fact that I’ve ignored Your Word. If I make wrong decisions, I’ll live with the consequences, knowing full well that things would have been different­—if I had  obeyed Your Word. As I look back, I see Your patience and grace, as You waited for me to return to Your Word and seek You.
I need to make studying Your Word a priority in my life. Just as I eat food each day—for survival, Your Word is vital to my life. Therefore, studying Your Word must be first and foremost in my life. Studying your Word must become routine—however, the message itself must never be routine or taken for granted. Your Word has the power to change me into a daughter who “looks like her Father”. And that is my desire—which I will work toward with strong determination.

If I want to create a positive day, I must have a strong foundation in God's Word.

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