Verses like "I have hidden Your Word in my heart" and "Your Law is within my heart" have seemed to be more than just words I am saying in prayer this morning. You know when it feels like the Lord is just holding a magnifying glass over something for you? Well, it went a little further when I opened the Word.
The pages that were in front of me kind of cracked me up for a second, then I had this inkling that it was on purpose for me to read this. I had landed on the pages in between the Old Testament and the New Testament, and my eyes fell on this in big bold letters:
Words of Christ in Red
Of course, this is something we learn early on in Bible reading, but for some reason I was drawn to it this morning. What hit me was that as I had been praying about His Word being hidden in my heart, I now envisioned His Word being written on my heart in red. I envisioned the Blood of Jesus.
There are many whom I am sure know the Word better than I do without actually believing it. I have heard of atheists learning Scripture. But there is a difference when the Blood of Jesus is applied to its input. It becomes written on the heart of the believer. Learning and memorizing it is not about how much you can achieve, but about how much you can believe.
I challenge you today to not only read the Bible with an intent to remember and understand, but with determination and faith to choose to believe that it is absolute Truth. And if you are in need of the Blood of Jesus to cover you, I urge you to simply believe that Jesus came from heaven for you. His Blood was shed for you. I encourage you to open your heart to Him, and then open your mouth in belief of what He did on the cross. Please believe that He was buried in a borrowed tomb, because He would not occupy for it long. He is alive, and His Words can be written on your heart in red.
Father, I believe that Your Word is Truth. I believe that because of the Blood of Jesus, Your Word is at home in my heart. Thank You. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
1 John 1:7-9