The Word Pt 2
                         Devotion in motion
                        Weekend Inspiration
Psalm 119:9-16
 Verse 9 begins by posing an intriguing question, “How can a young man cleanse his way?” Notice, he doesn’t ask, “how can a little child or a grandma cleanse her way?” I mean little kids and grandmas are not the worst sinners. But young men… adolescent males are hotheaded, cocky, reckless, hormonal, stubborn, impulsive…
If you can cleanse a young man’s way you can affect anyone.
And what performs this kind of industrial cleansing? “By taking heed according to Your word.” Only the Bible can renew a mind – transform a character – tame a lust – create a new outlook – break old habits – produce sensitivity – spawn self-discipline – refocus priorities – and develop faith?
Yes, There are a thousand shortcuts. There’s always some spiritual fad that promises instant results. But Our only hope is a steady diet of God’s Word!
DL Moody said “he prayed and prayed for more faith. He prayed for an increased faith until he was blue in the face and it never came.
Then he stumbled over Romans 10:17, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by God’s Word.” He said he started reading his Bible, and faith had been growing ever since”.
The Bible has the power to change lives.
Verse 10 tells us, “With my whole heart I have sought You; oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!” You’ve got to stick around, not wander…
God’s Word is powerful, but the key is heeding what it says ! with your whole heart.
Don’t just flirt with the word – embrace it! Love the Word with all you’ve got.
Thomas Aquinas said, “I have no rest, but in a nook, with the Book.”
Psalm 119:11 is a verse I think we have all learned. “Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You!” You see The Bible is like a roadmap. If you’re in a strange city you don’t read the map once then throw it away.
You carry it with you and when you lose track of where you are, you pull it out again to gain your bearings
This is how to use a Bible. Hide it in your heart and consult it often.
“Blessed are You, O LORD! Teach me Your statutes! With my lips I have declared all the judgments of Your mouth.I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, as much as in all riches.”
 God’s Word means more to him than all the wealth in the world. Sadly, the Bible is a treasure chest that many people never open at all.  It just doesn’t seem to be that important.  But Jesus said these are the words of life.  If you feel lost, if you feel hungry and thirsty for something of substance, maybe it’s time you spent time in the word.   Amen
                                Victor Tafoya
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