“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.
Photo @ “Bible Study with Randy” – Randy McCracken – http://www.biblestudywithrandy.com/
26 thoughts on “The Word of the LORD came to me….”
Wow … I just prayed that prayer with a Mama tonight at church. That God give her His words as she interacts with her rebellious daughter. May God give us His words. The words that will make a difference for His kingdom. Words that will point to Him, to truth, to hope, to righteousness. Love this, Linda ♥ Thank you for sharing this alongside me at #MomentsofHope!
Blessings and smiles,
I love this reminder, Linda, “He wants His Word indwelling us. He wants us to dwell upon the Word”. I need to dig a little deeper so I can dwell longer on His Word. Thank you for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.
I am so grateful His Word comes to us as well. Such a tender & needed post. Thank you!
Linda, I love your beautiful words to us today, and the beautiful verses you’ve shared. I love the I Thess 2:13 verse – “the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.” Blessings! I’m your neighbor at Holley’s.
Linda I love how he uses us when we listen. Love your words today.
“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.” Amen! Love this…
Your words are such a perfect and encouraging reminder today, Linda! Often receiving His word can be uncomfortable and even unwelcome! But your words are a beautiful reminder that He prepares and provides! Joining you in prayer and praying that He blesses you this day.
Thank you, June for blessing me this afternoon. I am glad we are praying together, sweet friend.
Linda, love, love, love this. Just shared a message at church Wednesday. Don’t know where it will go from here. Only that I heard what He spoke to me and nervously I obeyed. I felt Him in it all and He showed up. I needed to be reminded of this because it is easy for the wrong voice to creep up next to my ear and plant seeds of doubt but I have overcome so much, I don’t want to take steps backwards -but remember how He showed up that night and let it grow my faith in a mighty way! Thanks for sharing God’s Word so clearly, friend. xoxoxo blessings to you!
Meg, I am so grateful that the Holy Spirit spoke to you and you heard…and then, whether nervously or not, you shared those words. Praising Him and grateful for you to take His seeds and sow them at church. Thanks for being here.
LikeLiked by 1 person
Ah, yes. Being available to be used by Him. Waiting.
Thank you for sharing your heart.
Yes…available…waiting…and I thank you, Lori.
God’s Word has been my song on my pilgrimage is what the Psalmist said, and I can say the same thing. I don’t know how anyone gets through life without the sustenance, guidance and wisdom of God’s Word.
Yes, indeed, Elizabeth. His Word truly is our sustenance and guidance for every step we take. I need Him more than ever too.
Linda, I love your tender heart for our Lord Jesus Christ and His Word…He is the Word made flesh…I join you in your closing prayer, so beautifully expressed. Many blessings to you!
Our Jesus is truly alive and with us. We pray together often, Beth. I love you, sweet sister.
Linda, I don’t know how you do it, but every time your words are just what I need for my prayers. I’m grateful for the hope and grace you share with your readers through your heartfelt written words.
Praising God for He knows the hearts that this blog touches each day. I am grateful for you, Kathleen, and am so pleased and proud of you for this book tour and for writing this book.
LikeLiked by 1 person
Hi from your neighbor at Word of God Speaks. I love this post. It is a good reminder of the joy of His presence. Yes, to come before His presence with our hands and hearts open. Both are usually too full of the busyness of life. Thank you so much for the gift of these words. We have so many precious promises in His word to hold to. This post is a very special blessing in my day. May your soul be refreshed in Him moment by moment.
Cheryl, your words encourage me tonight. Thank you for sharing and praying for refreshment for me too.
How blessed we are to be able to add our names to the list of those to whom the Word of God has come. Thank you for exhorting me never to take this for granted.
Amen. I know, Michele, for I need the exhortation regularly! Thank you for encouraging me this evening.
LikeLiked by 1 person
Thank you for these beautiful words, and this prayer. I am joining in with you as you pray, and asking God to let my words come from Him. I was so blessed to be reminded of the verse from Deuteronomy 30, as that was a life verse that we gave our oldest son. And now his second son was just born less than a week ago. So, as I pray over his new life, I will be adding this verse to prayers for him as well! –Blessings to you!
Oh, how beautiful. Your words have made the verse in Deuteronomy even more special. Thanks for encouraging my heart this night.
It just blesses my soul when I think of how we actually have Him living IN us. Those prophets of old longed to see what you and I are experiencing! Thank you for this reminder today. 🙂