I’m on this kick where one word from reading my bible one day, spurs me to think about another word, which then leads me to yet another word. I’ve been trying to write each day about a word from the Word (see what I did there?!?!). Yesterday, my focus was on “help me overcome my unbelief” and so then I started to really zone in on that word OVERCOME.
I searched for OVERCOME in the bible and it took me to Psalm 119:133 NLT – “Guide my steps by your word, so I will not be overcome by evil.” I liked that… but it just didn’t quite connect with me. I needed a bit more clarification. So, I pulled up The Message translation. (A lot of the time I have to take the bible and sort of put it into my own words to really and fully understand it, but if I just don’t have the brainpower to do that then I go to The Message. Just to get a different feel.) And that version grabbed my heart and mind. STEADY MY STEPS with your WORD OF PROMISE.
Oh. heck. yeah.
Cause let me just say that this journey, while the first year was relatively “easy”, since then I have felt like I’m just tripping and stumbling through my own life. I get up for a bit and then I fall again. I get up and then I fall AND I scrape my knee. I’m just not… steady. And as much as I don’t want to admit it to myself, I know… I KNOWWWWWW that it is because I have not relied on His WORD OF PROMISE to STEADY MY STEPS.
So again today, I remind myself and the rest of us… go into that Word. Search in that Word. Look for the verse that you need. Use bible.com to search. Use www.openbible.info/topics to find verses on particular topics. We are seeking a WORD OF PROMISE.
And then we pray:
“Oh my Jesus… I smile as I think of you. As I think of your love. As I think of how you loved ev.er.y.one. As I think of the miracles you did for the weak and the beat down. Oh you just ARE LOVE. And you are my promise. Your Word is my promise. Please God, as I read your Word, STEADY MY STEPS with your WORD OF PROMISE. Help me to remember how to keep my feet steady with You as my support and my guide. You are my Hope. Amen.”