But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ” v4
the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light. And for those who lived in the land where death casts its shadow, a light has shined.” v16
Good mooorning!! Dear Lord, You always remind me in this chapter we are called to live by SO MUCH MORE than food, drink and what we view as "essential". As I wrote that, my mind says, "having His Word IS essential". To live a life where those living in darkness (or fear, pain, suffering, confusion, etc.) can see the light requires we have Your Word and are LIVING according to it. Living testimonies.
You spoke to my heart about something shared on New Years day this year. It was made very clear: rising in the morning and allowing YOU to be the first voice (speaking the first words to me) is what You desired for me. You want to speak into my life before any other voice in the world does, including my own! I pray if there are others feeling this nudge, they would see clearly now the benefit of doing so.
I pray as we walk through the rest of this challenge (and life) we are reminded YOUR WORD IS ENOUGH, and allow it to keep and sustain us. Thank You Jesus, amen!