Thursday, April 17, 2014

Openings #atozchallenge

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Come unto Me 22 (Photo credit: Waiting For The Word)

The opening of thy words giveth light; It giveth understanding unto the simple.

Psalm 119:130

American Standard Version (ASV)

       The word "openings" is synonymous with beginnings. Opening can also have other meanings that suggest that which can lead to or facilitate beginnings. The Bible is filled with various openings--the opening of the heavens to bring the rain that caused the great flood, the opening of the Red Sea that allowed safe passage to the Israelites escaping Egypt, the opening of the age of Jesus Christ, and so on. 

       If we open our minds to God's Word and open the pages of the Holy Bible we will be ready for an opening of our comprehension regarding God's message for us. Some will complain that they don't understand what the Bible says, that it is too complicated with details, genealogies, laws--give it time. Open your hearts to accept the Word.  Just because a feast is laid before you it doesn't mean you have to devour it all at once.  Savor the bread and sip the wine slowly.  Understanding will come.

        God waits patiently with open arms ready to assist those who need help, guidance, and clarification. The gates of heaven stand open as they wait for you to enter. God does not force feed you. He provides the table that is set before you and gives you help when you are ready.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.   For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened."

Matthew 7:7-8

New International Version (NIV)

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  1. So true about the Bible; people can get overwhelmed with reading it, but if they just started reading it and continued reading it, asked God to clarify things and ask questions from others that have read it before, it really is not that "complicated" to understand.


  2. I fail consistently with my (supposedly) daily Bible reading. I'm open to what God has to say to me through it. The challenge for me is the opening of the book itself. So many distractions when it should be the priority.

  3. This was a really wonderful post to read on this Thursday before Easter. I think, like so many things in life, reading the Bible daily takes discipline, and once its an aquired habit you miss it if you skip a day. It has taken me decades to get there, but I am finding the empty nest season offers me lots of room to really read and study. Wishing you Easter blessings!

  4. Amen, He greets us with open arms and if we open our hearts, He will come in. Happy Easter. Maria from Delight Directed Living

  5. There are also a number of useful courses to help us understand the Bible. Sue from

  6. Thank you all for your comments. Have a blessed Easter time.



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