Mining for Gold

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“The one thing I ask of the Lord — the thing I seek most — is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in His temple.” —Psalm 27:4

“I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.” — Psalm 63:6

“Study this book of instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.” —Joshua 1:8

God’s Word is the DNA for an abundant life. As we read His Word — meditate on it — chew it up — digest it — we are allowing its vital nutrients to nourish and grow our spirit, soul and body.

I love to study the Word of God. It turns into a treasure hunt for me. If you’ve never embarked on a study of His Word, I invite you to give it a try. There are many ways to search for the treasure, but always begin by asking Holy Spirit to guide the way.

Here are several suggestions for how to begin your search: First, choose a passage of Scripture you want to study, and read it in several versions. Listen with your heart to what is being said. Take time to meditate.

Another way is to take a verse and cross-reference it. You’ll need a Bible with middle column references to do so. Cross-referencing gives additional insight into an important idea from the verse, or it might lead you to a parallel passage or indicate where Scripture is quoting Scripture. Take time to meditate.

One other way to mine for the gold in Scripture is to take a word that is jumping out at you and look up the definition. If you want to dig even deeper, do a word study by looking up the Hebrew or Greek word used and its definition. Take time to meditate.

         I leave you with this blessing for the New Year:

         May you be blessed to find treasure in the Word of God. 

         May you be blessed as you meditate on each nugget.

         May you be blessed to prosper and succeed in all you do.

- Karen Sergey