Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Word Wednesday by KM Wilsher

This will be the last Word Wednesday until September. Regular posts will be put on hold for BLOG DAYS OF SUMMER, KM Wilsher's Summer 2009 Series. I am excited for summer and the summer series, but will miss some of the regular posts.

No crossword puzzles, vocabulary or word games, but on Word Wednesday I want to talk about what we are reading in the bible this week. It’s not a Bible study, sermon or deep devotional, just a place to reflect on a verse or passage that may have touched us this week.

I am reading in Revelation this week and there is much encouragement there. Lots of encouragement to "overcome" and I need that right now, for sure. However, I was parked at my friend Ashley Weaver's facebook page yesterday, and she had this verse on her profile:

He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. Ps.18:19

Something clicked inside of me when I read it. He delights in me? Me the sinner, the one who makes all these mistakes and seems to have such an unmanageable life? Of course, he does.

Suddenly I found myself in a "spacious place". My heart swelled and peace overtook my emotions. . .

What are you reading this week?


Anonymous said...

I started JAMES this week. Oh, I love, love, love, that book. It's a time in my life where I need it too.

I love your Word Wednesdays.

And yes. HE delights in you, girl! It's hard to fathom sometimes, isn't it?

Write on, sista!

Kat Harris said...

My heart swelled and peace overtook my emotions.

Isn't that a great feeling?

My random verse of the day is:

Psalm 104:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are very great!
You are clothed with splendor and majesty, 2 covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent.

Imagine getting a hug from this "Guy." Kind nice, huh?

gzusfreek said...

LR~ I like James too!

"It's a time in my life where I need it" know that :)

KH ~ Great verse :)

Imagine getting a hug from this "Guy." Oh yeah, Kat!

Amy Deardon said...

What a great reminder! Thank you for the verse :-)

I'm reading Colossians now. How about this: Colossians 3:1-2 "Since then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things."

A good reminder not to get too overwhelmed with daily stuff.

PS I just did an author interview with Brandon Barr (and Mike Lynch) -- thought you'd like to know :-)

Brandon said...

I'm Just about to start Hebrews 12

Hebrews runs so deep into the new testament culture. It really is awesome how the author connects the old and new testaments, pointing to Jesus as the fulfillment.


gzusfreek said...

Amy~I like: "Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things." It is so much about the mind, huh? I am so excited to read the interview!

Brandon~I like what you say about Hebrews. It is so true!
(I hear Amy did an interview of you and mike ;) I'm so there!)

Billy Coffey said...

I started James this week, too. My favorite book of the New Testament, I think.

Great post, KM. And I love that header picture!