February 8, 2020 (Post #26)
(From Journal #2: August 12, 2005)
The CT scan back on July 8th was great; thank You, Jesus! The lymph nodes continue to shrink as the Word eats away cancer. So, I scan again in November.
Things have been busy this summer and I cannot believe I’ve been away from the journal for so long. I’ve also allowed distractions to interfere with my study of Your Word. But then You did what all good parents do: You corrected me! You brought Proverbs 4:20-22 to my spirit and showed me I had not been attending to Your Word, and You were right.
I know Your Word. I believe Your Word. I speak Your Word. But lately, I haven’t been getting it before my eyes and in my ears enough. I’ve been neglecting and not prioritizing my personal Bible study and haven’t been listening to the great teachers I like to follow. I can’t “coast along” on what I know. I must attend to Your Word to keep learning and for fresh revelation. Also, I haven’t been “rejoicing in the Lord always.” I’ve been whining and complaining and focusing on the wrong things. Forgive me, Lord. Thank You for loving me enough to discipline and correct.
Proverbs 4:20-22: “My son, attend to My words; incline thine ear unto My sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.”
Hebrews 12:5-6: …“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when He rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and He chastens everyone He accepts as His son.”
Proverbs 3:11-12: My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor detest His correction; For whom the Lord loves, He corrects, just as a father the son in whom he delights.
Philippians 4:4: Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!