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Friday, January 6, 2023

The Rejoicing of My Heart


Your words were found, and I ate them,
And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart;
For I am called by Your name,
O Lord God of hosts.

—Jeremiah 15:16



You have a word for me. Not just any word. But a word that is your truth spoken directly to my heart. My heart quickens when I hear it. I know it is you, Holy Spirit, speaking clearly into my need and revealing your promise that is sure and unwavering.


Why would I not receive the words you have for me? Why would I not hold tightly to the words you speak? They are spirit, and they are life. It is you, Holy Spirit, that quickens your words in my heart. I take them in and digest their truth for me. I listen carefully and never lose sight of what you reveal. I let your words penetrate deep into my heart for they are life and healing. (John 6:63, Proverbs 4:20-22).


Your words slice quicker and sharper than any two-edged sword.. Your words pierce even to the division of my heart—to the division of my soul and spirit—of my joints and marrow. Your words reveal the thoughts and intentions of my heart. Your words are my life and my joy. When I renew my mind with your words, your truth releases your life into me. They are the rejoicing of my heart. Holy Spirit, I hear and believe your words. I receive your revelation. (Hebrews 4:12, Romans 12:2).


You have chosen me, Lord! You have called me and justified me, and glorified me! What will I say to this? If you are for me, no one can be against me. Your Word is the truth that gives me the power to believe neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate me from your love. (Romans 8:30-31, 38-39).


Your words speak the abundance of your life in me. I hear your words, and I believe (John 10:10, Romans 10:17). I praise your name! You are the joy and rejoicing of my heart! 


© 2023 Lynn Lacher




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