His Word in My Heart

Meditating on Psalm 119:1-16

Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. (Ps. 119: 2)

Psalm 119 is the longest of all the psalms and essentially talks about the Word (Law) of God. In this post, we will attempt to glean the lessons scattered around verses 1-16.

One of the most primary blessings that came with my salvation was my introduction to the Word. I acquired it in my life and have been reading, rereading, studying, meditating, praying, and living it out. As a newborn babe (newly-born in the Spirit), we grow our faith by desiring the sincere milk of the Word (1 Pet. 2:2) and through hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Rom. 10:17). Next to my salvation, the Word of God is my durable wealth. It is so attached with the salvation I have received for the Word was God (John 1:1). One can never really know God without knowing His Word and hearing about His testimonies. We are cleansed and healed by His Word.

We seek God with our whole hearts through praise and worship whether in the congregation of the saints or in the privacy and quiet of our homes. We seek Him wholeheartedly through our earnest, incessant prayers. And we seek Him through soaking in His Word and listening to Him as He speaks to us through it.

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. (v. 11)

When God’s Word is at the forefront of our hearts and minds, it will deliver us from the hour of temptation. It is our Sword to pierce the  devil’s attempts to ensnare us.

I share with you this amazing testimony of a brother in Christ, captain of an international shipping line, whose faith in God delivered him, his men, and their vessel from near-shipwreck. To read the testimony, click here.

We hide God’s Word and testimonies in our hearts to serve as our light and guide within, and also to emanate brightly to bless others, too.

I might be linking up with these lovely blogs.

Journey with Jesus,

Comments

  1. Lisha says:

    This is beautiful, Rina. Psalm 119 is probably my very favorite chapter in the whole Bible!! “Next to my salvation, the Word of God is my durable wealth.” -oh. yes! That is so marvelous!

    There is a sermon by John Piper called “If My Words Abide In You” about the necessity of not only memorizing the Word but of also letting it truly abide in our hearts – your post reminds me much of what he speaks about: http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/sermons/if-my-words-abide-in-you–2

    What a blessing to find your post! I’m your neighbor at the Titus 2sday link-up :)
    ~Lisha

    • RinaPeru says:

      Lisha, I praise and thank the Lord that He has touched a chord in you with this. I will check out the link – thank you for sharing it! Blessings to you!

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