Journal Entry by Warren Mortomore
S – Jeremiah 15:16 (NLT)
“Your words are what sustain me. They bring me great joy and are my heart’s delight, for I bear Your Name, O Lord God Almighty.”
O – Observation
In the middle of persecution and suffering from accusing words spoken against him, Jeremiah gives us the source of his sustenance. It wasn’t food or water (both we need to survive) but Gods words to him, words spoken in season through what was happening around him and what he was facing.
A – Application
I need every day to read and hear what He wants to speak to me from His word. I cannot make it through a day in my own strength and wisdom. Jeremiah reminds me that God’s daily words to me in the season I am in bring great joy, (not a fleeting moment but a state of mind and being) and delight, which is not found in things, but in a person – Jesus Christ. I then put what I read and what He speaks to me into action – there is joy found in obedience.
P – Prayer
Lord Jesus, You are my strength, my salvation, my all sufficiency, my sustenance and my song. I cannot survive a single moment without You. Speak to me, I am waiting, I am listening for Your words of life.