Rhythm Of The Word // The Weekend Brew — 20 Comments

  1. Mary, I’ve been on the “deeper not wider” plan myself lately, and I love it.
    Sometimes I go wider too, but in the past, it’s been so easy to mentally discount those shorter readings. But, this year, I’m just plugging along, making great progress in His word, by not succumbing to the (internal) pressure to read “enough.” Sometimes one section is enough. I slow down and notice the scenery, the little details…God meets me there. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing this. 🙂

    • Thank you for sweet words affirming my wider not deeper dive into the Word. I am learning so much more by not tying myself to a certain plan that could very possibly overwhelm me. I love how you say that you slow down and notice the scenery. That is good stuff when God meets you right where you are. So blessed you stopped by today.

  2. Wonderful post, Mary! It is amazing how God brings verses to us over and over to highlight areas He wants us to focus on — this week, for me it has been Hebrews 11:1, which has also been a recurring theme for many years. Thanks for hosting & God bless.

    • I am so glad you shared the verse from Hebrews because it gives a beautiful description of faith. I also love how God shares particular verses with us over and over and I know for me it’s because He has so much more to teach me. Thank you for being such a wonderful member of the weekend community. We love seeing you here each week.

  3. How do I teach me, fill me, become mine? Well, there are so many ways. One way that really helps me to remember to apply what I’ve learned earlier in my Bible reading all throughout my day. I keep reminders of what that thought is in various obvious places that I walk by or look at, Mary. It truly is like a little nudge from the Lord to remember He is with me and wants to speak to me all day long. Thanks for your genuine heart to know God and to challenge the rest of us to do the same. Thanks for the linkup too–to both you and Barbie!

    • I actually have a habit of posting bible verses on my bathroom mirror. There is something about seeing them frequently that makes a difference. I also find that God is very good at reminding us of words that we need just when we need them. It might be through the daily Bible verse, a friend or someone elses blog, but the presence of God always shines through. Great ideas Beth! I love seeing you here! Hugs my friend!

  4. Love you both so much and always touched by how you partner together for The Weekend Brew. Great words here today, Mary. Bible Study Fellowship made such an impact for me in helping me to find a rhythm of His word. It transformed how I spend with in His Word and with Him which lead to continuous transforming of my heart. He is so good. Much love. xoxo

    • I know you have talked very highly of Bible Study Fellowship and it sounds like something I would like to try in the future. However we study and read God’s Word is unique to each of us but I know we are pleasing God greatly when we make this an important part of our lives. Thank you for being here and joining in the conversation Beth. Hugs and love!

  5. It’s so important to find our rhythm in the Word of God. I often feel off balance and this season has by far been so much more challenging for me. I love that God continues to remind me that I need Him. Hugs!

    • God works through us even when challenges are present. He loves when we take the time to be present with Him and during those difficult seasons He just cherishes that time. Thank you for being so transparent Barbie! Love you girl!

  6. Thanks for sharing a bit of your spiritual journey, Mary. I really resonated with your encouragement not to feel obligated to rigidly follow a schedule or a plan. It’s all about the love relationship, isn’t it …

    And how cool that we both went to that chapter in Matthew with our writing this weekend!

    I love when God does that … what a treat!

    Sabbath joys to you, friend!

    • God has connected our hearts in a beautiful way this season Linda. This has been happening more frequently. God has similar things to teach us!

      I feel a sense of freedom in knowing that I need to stay in God’s word but He is not asking me to do it in the same way that everyone else does. He knows me so well. Blessed by your presence and encouragement.

  7. Mary, your words resonate for me because I have tried living “the Christian life” apart from a desperate attachment to God’s Word, and I see the difference in living color. We need His Words the way we need our next breath, because it is only His oxygen that will keep us alive on this planet. Thank you for your story of faithfulness — and desperation!

    • I do convey a sense of desperation don’t I? God has so much to still teach me and I have so much work to do to learn the lessons that I need. The beautiful thing is that He is never finished with me and has the patience to stick with me. I am so glad you join us here each week and add to the conversation. It is such a blessing!

  8. Mary, I love this series and this post, especially this quote, “Take the time to not only learn the verse but understand why this verse, for this time in your life. Allow yourself to let it fill you, become you and teach you.” I have found that to be true in my life…as I focus on word studies, the depth and breadth of a single word just opens and enlightens my heart ❤️

    • Beth-These words mean so much coming from you because your words teach me every week. I love how God can take a word or one small idea and teach us a complete lesson. Thank you for being here and encouraging me. It is such a beautiful gift.

  9. Wonderful post, Mary. You are so right – God does call each of us to breathe in His Word on our own, embracing His truths as our own. May His Word come to life each time we read it as His Word to US. Have a great weekend!

    • I love how you state “may His word come to life each time we read it as His word to US”. Beautiful! We are each unique so it makes sense to develop our own rhythms. It is important that we always work towards these rhythms. Thankful that you join us here each weekend and share your own wisdom.

    • You are welcome! It is my pleasure to host every other weekend and I am blessed that Barbie invites me in to do this. I am praying that we all find our own rhythm of the word. Blessings!

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