Hungry · Selfishness · the Word

selfish…

A gracious… beautiful… sister in Christ…
one coming to the study being birthed…
looked at me… tear-stained face… and said…
Thank you… for spending so much time in God’s Word…
and your hours of study…

My answer came so quick… it even stunned me…
Don’t thank me… it’s pure selfishness…!

My time in God’s Word is purely selfish…
I want Him… I want to know Him…
I want all of Him… poured right in me…

There have been moments at the end of a time in His Word…
when my flesh can sit no longer… my poor finite brain full…
but I still hunger… my spirit willing… my body weak…
and I take my open Bible… place it on my head… praying…
Lord… I want all of it… all Your word… pour it in me…

I know I can’t live without Him…
I want to follow Him… be near Him…
walk His Way…

Yes… I’m so grateful… He’s pushed me to share…
to see others gain healing… insight… from what I’ve gleaned…
wandering through the fields of His Word… selfishly…

Maybe I’m a bit like Ruth…
walking through His Word…
gleaning what’s there…
a poor widow…
nothing to give…
only taking…

Yes… time in His Word…
selfish…
needed…
so I might live…

“Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word
that comes from the mouth of God.”
Matthew 4:4 ESV

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