When I worked as a CSR some years ago, I came back from my 1st break of the day and as I arrived at my desk I saw couple of pieces of candy. This was not uncommon. We are always looked out for one another in one way or the other! This particular candy was a Werther’s Original but it was the Coffee flavor. I am not much of a coffee drinker and thought I really wasn’t going to enjoy this … but I will try it. I unwrapped the first piece, popped it into my mouth and instantly my mouth was happy! It was so good! Yes, it had a flavor of coffee but blended with that wonderful Werther’s caramel flavor! It was really very good! I was “HOOKED”! I asked “Who put this on my desk?” One of my girlfriends just smiled. I thanked her and continued enjoying my Werther’s Original Coffee caramel. Over the next month or so I was eating more than I should have in one day! But I couldn’t help myself! They were so good! It seemed I had an insatiable appetite for these little candies. After a few months, my desire allowed my mouth to finally rest from them. I think I had only one today and none yesterday… so I am definitely getting better.
Now there is something else that I have had an insatiable appetite for. It began about 8 years ago – around 2012. I began to read God’s Word and it began to come alive in my heart and soul! Yes, I have read the Bible all my life, but it was when I started “listening” to the Bible on my YouVersion Bible App that it changed everything! I began listening every chance I had. I started at the beginning – Genesis – and listened through to Revelation! Oh My Goodness! I was hooked! I couldn’t get enough! Every day I was listening to the Bible and all the stories about Adam and Eve and all that they went through. And all the wonderful Patriarchs of the Bible – Moses, Noah, Abraham, David, etc. So many stories I have heard all my life and all came to life wherever I was! It was a total LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE! I learned who God really was and is! I learned so much about how much He loved man, even all the “Stiff Necked Israelites”. I don’t ever see me getting tired of God’s Word! This is not like that candy where you taste it a little and then it’s gone! God’s Word is living! In Hebrews 4:12it states “12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” That is strong! God’s Word can change lives, has and does! The more I know the more I want to know!
I once asked a dear friend who was my Worship Pastor at that time… “How is it that you read a scripture in the Bible one day and you get something out of it and then next time you read that same scripture you get something else out of it?” His response was short and sweet and timeless! He simply said “Leah, because God’s mercies are new every morning.” I have found this to be so true! Here is the scripture that it refers to – Lamentations 3:22-23 – “22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” I suppose I will never tire of reading or listening to God’s Word. I learn something different every time I read or hear it. It fills me with such joy and peace and contentedness.
I guess there is one other thing that I love almost as much as God’s Word. Praise and Worship Music. I think it’s because Praise and Worship music is just what it says… it praises and worships the God of all creation! Jesus the Messiah and Lord of All! Much of it is scripture put to song. I Love That! I am so very fortunate to be in a church that preaches The Word of God and sings praises to and worships God Almighty!
I would suggest that you set aside some time during the day, to read God’s Word. You will be blessed beyond measure. BUT I WANT TO WARN YOU!! It is addictive!! God has spoken so much of His love in the 66 books of the Bible. It is His love letter to us. After all, He calls us His beloved.