What I mean is my blood is tingling with a desire to know God’s Word. This feeling must be similar to the emotion David felt when he wrote…
Ps 119:162 I rejoice at Your word, As one who finds great spoil. NASU
Or Jeremiah when he wrote…
Jer 15:16 Your words were found and I ate them, And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts. NASU
There is that anticipation that the Word will answer the questions we face in our lives.
Maybe this has come about by reading Allen Hadidian’s book A Single Thought and having to come up with some study questions as I lead some of my kids through this important material on the single life. God’s Word provides so much meaning and direction. My son is doing the same and our goal is to create a Study Guide for the book to interact online with people who read it.
Maybe my emotions have been stirred by what I had done a long time ago. For about 6 weeks, I was reading over and over the first seven chapters of Isaiah. I was thinking the message through. I had a complete detailed outline of those marvelous introductory chapters of that wonderful book. What a convicting and yet inspirational message Isaiah had to deliver. I must say, it was impressive.
Now, I do not know if anything like this has ever happened to you, but somehow I DELETED THAT OUTLINE BY MISTAKE. Curses. When that happened, I felt sick. I was stunned; I felt like I just formatted my hard drive and forgot to back up my data.
I would be lying if I told you I was not mad. I was so upset I did not want to so much as look at those chapters again because I was wondering why God would let such a thing happen. That was the product of some righteous effort. Why didn’t He prevent it and preserve it?
I know God just laughs at me over this. I see now what the loss of all that work has done. I had seen something wonder and spectacular in Isaiah’s vision. I had gone to the Grand Canyon, taken pictures, and then somehow lost all those pictures so to say. I want to go back. I want to see it again. I want to take some pictures and be a little more careful keeping them safe.