I blogged about a week ago that I have a list of 25 blessings that come into my life as I faithfully read God’s Word, and I read it periodically to maintain my motivation to read daily.
The 4th blessing is especially important to me because of my job and ministry as a Pastor, which has a high level of pressure, potential stress, emotional energy loss, and potential for burnout because of all the people issues that I deal with.
A huge blessing that comes into my life from the supernatural power of God’s Word is energy, inner strength, and peace to deal with pressures, responsibility, disappointments, crisis, failure, and unrealized goals that drain me and have a strong tendency to make me depressed, weary, and unmotivated. Putting this blessing in a positive way, “faithfully reading the Bible, abiding in His Word fills me with passion, vision, fire, and a strong desire to do more and to bear much fruit for Him”.
When I start feeling flat I read more and spend more time memorizing and meditating on what I have memorized. It is sort of like taking a nap when I am sleepy, or eating when I am hungry.
Psalms 119:25 My soul cleaves to the dust; Revive me according to Your word.
Psalms 119:28 My soul weeps because of grief; Strengthen me according to Your word.
Psalms 119:88 Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.
Psalms 119:92 If Your law had not been my delight, Then I would have perished in my affliction.
Psalms 119:93 I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have revived me.
Psalms 119:107 I am exceedingly afflicted; Revive me, O Lord, according to Your word.
Psalms 119:159 Consider how I love Your precepts; Revive me, O Lord, according to Your lovingkindness.
My favorite verse that I have memorized and meditate on is Psalms 119:165 Those who love Your law have great peace, And nothing causes them to stumble.