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Establishing A Vital Living[Lesson6 day5]

Lesson 6 Pray-reading the Lord's word

Day 5

Scripture Reading:

Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found and I ate them, and Your word became to me the gladness and joy of my heart.

Your Words Were Found and I Ate Them

Jeremiah said, "Your words were found and I ate them...". To eat something is not merely to receive it, but to assimilate it. To assimilate is to receive something into you, digest it, and make it a part of yourself.....Jeremiah said, "And Your word became to me the gladness and joy of my heart." This is a kind of enjoyment. The Word, after being eaten, became a joy and also a rejoicing. God's Word is an enjoyment; after it is taken into us and assimilated into our very being, it becomes joy within us and rejoicing without.

Take in the Word of God by Prayer

We pray by means of the Word of God and the Spirit of God to take in God Himself, who is in His words and in His Spirit. In this way, His words in us not only become a supply to us, but they also convict and teach us from deep within. This is the proper way to read the Lord's Word. May the Lord give us grace and strength and lead us to practice this every day.

Read and Pray, Pray and Read

The more you use your spirit, the sharper your mind will be and the clearer and wiser your thoughts will become. Therefore, begin with your spirit; that is, touch the Lord from the deepest part of your being. Read and pray by means of His words. Just read and pray, pray and read, without trying too hard to be different or original or loud. When you are truly inspired, you may say, "Amen, O Lord, how good it is! How I praise You!" This kind of pray-reading will cause the word of God to be impressed into your whole being as your supply.

Further Reading:

Pray-reading the Word;

A Living of Mutual Abiding with the Lord in Spirit, ch.6