Friday, November 2, 2012

giving thanks: rhema

“The words [rhema] that I speak unto you,
they are spirit, and they are life.”
John 6:63
 
Today, I am thankful for His word - and life through His word. 

In scripture, there are two words commonly used for "the word":  logos, which is the written word and rhema, which is the word revealed
 
Rhema:  those moments when the Word seemingly penetrates beyond your eyes, straight into your heart.  It is those moments, when His Spirit illuminates a verse to speak directly to your life situation, your circumstance - the word comes alive. 

"For the word of God is living and active" (Hebrews 4:12).
 
I want it every. single. day.

And here's the thing:  He wants it for us every single day.  It was how we were intended to live and how He intends to speak to us.    
 
It is our daily bread - and stream of living water.  Without it, we stay hungry - and parched, attempting to quench or souls with the things of this world. 

Then we taste and see that the Lord is good (Psalm 34:8).  We experience rhema, and we learn that He really is enough - more than enough.  And for that, we give thanks.    
 
"Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst.
Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water
welling up to eternal life." 
John 4:14
 
"As the deer pants for streams of water, so I long for you, O God." 
Psalm 42:1
 
 


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