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The Word

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
John 1:14

I’m reminded again of who Jesus is to me as the Word. There is something very personal about Him being the Word. It says to me that He wants communication with me. He has something to say to me. He desires fellowship with me. He is engaged in my life.

The Bible is God’s written Word to us. We all know that. Jesus was the visual manifestation of that Word (and a lot more). But here’s what is truly precious to me: The Bible is also God’s spoken Word to us. It is His voice in our lives. And as we entrench ourselves in it, we become familiar with His voice.

When our babies are still in the womb, they become familiar with our voice and perhaps our husband’s voice. It doesn’t take long for them to recognize our voice in a crowded room……because they’ve heard it a lot!

So it is with us. As we participate with the Lord in His written Word, the familiarity of that voice in the Word allows us to hear His voice whispered in our ear as He guides us through the day, through the darkness, through the trials, through our mundane. John 10:27 says: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

I want to hear Him speak to me. I am desperate for Him to reveal Himself more and more to me. Some days I long for the tenderness of His words. Other days I require the correction of His rebuke. But how sweet it is to realize that the Creator of the universe, the King of Kings, has a word for me today….in the laundry room, at the stove, on the playground swingset, or in the blessed quiet of the early morning hours. I hope you are hungry for that as well.

Lord, satisfy me today in your Word.

Jill Hardin

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