Today I randomly opened the Scriptures and read a Psalm. I loved how the words painted pictures of God’s grandeur. My husband is a commercial fisherman and I could just imagine him out on the water seeing what God has created. I then turned to the following Psalm… I was in awe…the first two verses spoke directly to me on such a personal level. So excited by His words I texted my son and shared with him God’s awesome grace. I had read these two verses many times, but never before did I need them like I did today.
The Internet says there are over 31,000 verses in the Bible and to think, of all of those verses I read these two!! This was not a random act. It was the Holy Spirit directing me to the right words of comfort. What an experience!
It reminded me of the day I prayed to accept Christ as my Savior. Over 35 years ago I knelt in the lCU Nurse’s lounge and prayed with a nurse named Debbie. Before I left work that evening, she asked me to open my Bible when I got home and read whatever God had to say to me. Just open it she said. Doing just that, I randomly I opened the Scriptures and as like today He directed me to the words I needed to hear. The next day Debbie asked me what I had read…they were the same words she had read when she went home!!
Repeatedly He has done this over the years…so why does it always amaze me? I guess it is just the respectful awe I feel each time He speaks to me directly. (I was going to say ‘each time He takes the time to speak to me” – but it really is each time I take the time to listen to Him.)
There was a time that I thought that I had to have a specific Bible study plan; however, due to the lack of always having a plan I would find myself avoid a daily devotion. Today I was reminded that plans are not all that they are cracked up to be…that there are times when we should let the Holy Spirit direct us.
So I ask you today to go to the Scriptures and randomly read a few verses and see what He penned just for you!