Word Wednesday .::2

Word Wednesday is posted every Wednesday. Each week I post a scripture that I've read that week that has spoken to me in a fresh way. I believe that if we read God's Word every day, He will give us at least one scripture every week that will impact us. My hope is to see others comment and share a scripture that they have read.

Right now, I'm in the Psalms, which is great stuff for a worship leader. I've read several really cool verses, but the scripture that has stuck out to me the most this week is:

Psalm 67:1-2 ESV
1. May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah
that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations.

This is a prayer for God's kindness and blessing in our life, which I've prayed too many times to count, but this one is different than what I usually pray. In verse 2 it shows the reason and motive for the prayer. "That your way may be known on earth". Wow! This scripture has given me a new way to pray. Even as God blesses my life, I should want it for God's glory and not my own. That's really easy to say, but not so easy to pray.

What's your Word?


David Regier said...

Joshua 1:8 (NASB)

This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

It's funny. I memorized this verse several months ago, but I didn't do what it said. So now I'm starting to do what it says, day and night. It's rather amazing seeing the results.

Matt W. said...

I'm in 2 Chronicles at the moment, and, even though I've heard it a thousand times, the verse that really hit me this week was 7:14

2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

So often we want to blame others for all the trouble that we see around us, but are we really looking in the right place?