Before you open my Word this morning, stop and consider what you are holding in your hands. It is more than paper and ink, more than words and sentences.
You are holding in your hands the very essence of who I am!
My Word in my nature, my wisdom, my guidance, my love distilled into letter form.
You are holding health and life, truth and healing.
Keep my Word before your eyes. Give it permission to roam in the rooms of your heart – cleaning, straightening, rearranging; closing doors on some things, opening windows on others.
My Word can be for your heart a companion, a hearth, and a housekeeper; a gardener to weed your thoughts and a guard against intruders.
And so, as you open my Word this day, read with your eyes, but listen with your life.
I want to speak to you,
From the book Postcards from Heaven by Claire Cloninger
My child, pay attention to what I say.
Listen carefully to my words.
Don’t lose sight of them.
Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body. Proverbs 4: 20-22 (NLT)