“Then the Word of the LORD came to me saying….”
… to Abram, to Samuel, Nathan, Solomon, to Elijah, Isaiah, to Jeremiah, Ezekiel, to Jonah, Haggai, Zechariah, and to others. This phrase is repeated again and again in the Bible, some versions show well over 200 times.
a word | words; speech; speaking; utterance; a thing
commune(-ication), concern(-ing), confer, counsel, decree
The Word of the LORD came to these men, most of them prophets used by God to communicate to His People. But we do not need to be God’s chosen prophets in order to have the Word come to us. He wants His Word indwelling us.
But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it. Deuteronomy 30:14 KJV
He wants us to dwell upon the Word.
For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 NASB
The Word can come to us by being in fellowship with Him: by spending time in His Word, in prayer, in quiet times spent at His feet, in worship, in adoration.
Our lives should reflect reverence/awe for God.
He can use us in whatever way He deems, should we be available to the One Who called us into being. Oh, that we would want these precious ways for our lives.
Jeremiah was afraid for God had spoken to Him and given Him the assignment of being a prophet:
Then said I:
“Ah, Lord God!
Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.”
But the Lord said to me:
“Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’
For you shall go to all to whom I send you,
And whatever I command you, you shall speak.
Do not be afraid of their faces,
For I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord.
Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me:
“Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.” Jeremiah 1:6-9 NKJV
God reassured Jeremiah. He reassures us, giving us just what we need when we need it.
God comforted Jeremiah. He comforts us, loves us, and protects us.
God is always with us.
LORD, in my doubts and fears, please draw me near as I dwell upon Your Word. Teach me to come before You regularly with my hands and heart open. I want to hear Your words for me. I want to know the direction You have chosen for me each moment of every day. Father, may a sense of peace and calmness reign over my heart. May I know that Your hand touches my mouth and places the words in my mouth so that I use them for Your glory and for Your honor. May I be available to You…and You alone. I want to be still and know that You are God, my God. I pray in Your Son’s Mighty Name. Amen.
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