Right now i can not read the bible without this man jumping off the page! He is adamant that he is the word and that the word is not just black and red words on a page, but its him. A relationship, a friendship, a walk, a sweet kiss on the cheek, my favorite meal, sitting next to each other excited but silent! Thats what it is like with reading the bible for me right now. I have been meditating on Psalm 119, just doing one section at a time. In it the words for “the word” are things like judgments, testimonies, commandments, statutes, and so on. So I decided to give him a chance and I wrote the scripture out in my journal and then over each of these words I wrote Jesus. So where there was the word statutes I wrote over it Jesus. (Does this make sense). Now try reading the bible without seeing Jesus jump off the page every other line!! Ahhhh… its crazy!!
So it goes something like this:
“Blessed are You, O Lord! Teach me JESUS. With my lips I have declared all the JESUS of your mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of JESUS. As much as in all riches. I will meditate on JESUS. And contemplate JESUS. I will delight myself in JESUS. I will not forget JESUS.” (Ps 119: 12-16)
I totally did not come up with this on my own but I love it. Its exactly how he speaks to me. The word is a man for real! He became flesh and dwelled among us and is STILL alive and STILL available!! He is so close to me. Part of this whole thing came from me simply making a commitment when I got a new bible. I said something like this looking straight at my bible, holding it tightly with both of my hands! “You and I are going to be really good friends, from cover to cover!” I had no idea that it was going to be much more than reading!