Selwyn writes the following in today’s study.
” … God wants us to move with Him day by day and discover fresh revelation as He opens up to us new insights and understandings of His precious Word.
Every Christian can meet the day with as much joy as a sheep that is being led into new pasture. Spiritually, we can kick up our heels and leap with delight at the prospect of finding fresh new food.
Expect Jesus to show you new insight day by day. Faith is expectancy – according to your expectancy be it unto you.”
These are thought provoking words, don’t you think? Especially, if you have been following Jesus for more than a few years. Do you still, have the joy – of expecting God to unfold some new understanding of His Word – as you walk with Him, each day? Because, there’s never a time when we will be able to say, ‘I know, all there is to know, about the Word of God’.
The process of being transformed by the Holy Spirit into the likeness of Jesus – is continuous – never ending – right up to the point, when we leave this world – we are still wearing ‘L’ plates.
I agree with Selwyn, this verse from Psalm 23 (underlined below), holds so much meaning; and, is a good example of just how much nourishment can be found in so few words. To remind ourselves of the context, here are the first four verses: “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. … “
It’s a great verse to carry with us – the very thought that our loving God is actively guiding us, along the right paths – takes a lot of the uncertainty and fear out of our journey. It’s an act of faith – to believe this truth – and the fruit of such a faith is abundant joy.