Words and words.
Here and there, words in a book, words in a blog.
Words that come and stay; and words that just fly away.
A book full of words here, another one there, and yet one more is coming in the mail.
Words and words.
Here and there, words in a letter, words sung in a song.
Words that come and fill my day; and words that rob me time from you.
A blog full of words here, another one there, and yet one more is starting today.
Let my words, O Friend, never steal from you, time with the ones you love.
Let my words, O Friend, never rob from you, the time with the One whose Word is faithful and true.
My words always fail, but His Word will always sustain, and it never fails.
I know you not, yet He knows you by name.
Words and Words
Here and there, words in the Gospels, words in the epistles.
Words that come and heal and bring life;
Those Words, my Friend, are the ones you do not want to miss.
What about today?
Have you read the Words, the only words breathed by Him today?
Have you heard His voice in the quiet of the day?
Do not read other words if you have not read His Word first.
Beautiful words of admonishment sister Becky! Two verses come to mind here.
“When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable,”
“But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body.” Ecclesiastes 12:12
Yes, the temptation is always there to go to the computer or to something – anything else for that matter, before going to God in prayer, study and meditation on the Word. But the reality is, if we don’t make our first appointment in the day with the God of the universe and delight in His Word and communion with Him, then we immediately begin to develop spiritual ketosis – not a good thing.
Thank you for this wonderful piece!!
With much love,
I really like this post, Becky! Putting His Word first is so dear to my heart, and how wonderful for you to be exhorting your readers to do so.