I confess. I always considered the OT so, well, boring. The law, the disobedience of people, the anger of God, and who begat who (whom?).
Beth Moore opened my brain to the wonder of the Old Testament and many other teacher’s have since impressed upon me the glory of the living word of the Old Testament.
But there was one particular moment where the Holy Spirit spoke a powerful word over me:
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
I have gone back to that scripture (Deuteronomy 6:4-5) over and over and over. I wrap it around my soul like a soft woolen blanket and it comforts me. I grip it in my hand like a powerful sword and it strengthens me. I pour it out of my lips and my heart like a mother mourning the loss of her children and my very being is filled with a peace that defies understanding.
My quiet time began late and ended early. But He drew me back to this scripture. I can’t even remember where I began when I first came to Him this morning, but without thought, these words came to my lips and poured into my heart. And I said them over and over and over and let His Rhema fall over me and fill me.
It was life-giving.