Sunday, June 19, 2011

To steep, or not to steep, THAT is the question...

While watching tv during my nightly tea session, I started to think about how many images, songs, websites, and even sermons that go in one ear and out the other. The world has become so codependent on entertainment and satiating inner needs with trivial solutions that even those who know the real truth fill themselves with "twinkies" rather than the real "meat and potatoes" that the Lord offers to His children.

I know for myself that consuming is a huge part of my life.

I LOVE to read. I love to learn all that I can about any subject that happens to be of interest to me for that day or week and I will learn all that I can about it, then if something else catches my eye I focus in on that and so the cycle repeats itself. However, in reading the word of God I have come to find it is so much more than learning and hearing the verses, but how long do we allow ourselves to sit and meditate on the power of even ONE verse. To let it steep in our souls, to pray for ultimate revelation, and ultimate freedom in whatever it has for us. I love how the word of God is ALIVE, that it has the ability to separate soul and spirit, that it is ACTIVE
& that it is GOD. It is our manual for living.

I want to read the word and let it steep, I want it to change me. I know that His word does not return void, but I believe it must truly ENTER in order to RETURN.


Diwakar said...

Dear liveact2 sister, thank you for your deep thoughts which are soul nurishing.Your wirting shows your passion to live acts two. I would like to be in touch with you. I am in a Pastoral ministry for last 32yrs in a city called Mumbai, India and we have a unique ministry to the people in the slum of Mumbai. We encourage young people like you from the West to come and work with us in the slum to give new hope and future in the Lord Jesus. We would love to have you come on a short term missions trip and have life changing experience. My email ID is

Pastor Diwakar Wankhede from Mumbai, india

Bethany said...

Thanks for your comment on my omni site. :)

My husband grew up in PSL. Small world!!!