Thankful Thursday

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"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

I am so very thankful for God's Word. I can't imagine where I would be without my Bible to turn to each day. There is an answer to every situation we may face. There is a comforting verse for each need. There are words of encouragement for each and every day. Oh, how blessed we are that God put His words, His message, His love into a form that we could have in our hands at all times!

Over the last 6-8 months I have spent more time studying my Bible than I probably have since I was in high school. I can't begin to tell you how my relationship with the Lord has strengthened. I have grown closer to the Lord, I have learned to turn to Him more often in times of frustrations, stress and discouragement. I have learned to spend more time thanking Him for all He has done for me and my family. I have learned to praise Him more regardless of how I may be feeling on any given day.

In closing I want to share the words to a song that was released a number of years of ago by Amy Grant. I think they sum up perfectly how God's Word leads us and draws us nearer to Him.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.

When I feel afraid,
And think Ive lost my way.
Still, youre there right beside me.
Nothing will I fear
As long as you are near;
Please be near me to the end.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.

I will not forget
Your love for me and yet,
My heart forever is wandering.
Jesus by my guide,
And hold me to your side,
And I will love you to the end.

Nothing will I fear
As long as you are near;
Please be near me to the end.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
And a light unto my path.
Youre the light unto my path.



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25 Thoughts Shared:

fmll said...

How uncanny!! I have been listening to this song in the car for the past couple of weeks.

BP said...

Hi Melanie, You have a lovely post for Thankful Thursday. What a wonderful testimony of your growing in God through being in His word.

God Chaser said...

The word appears to be our theme for today. Please see my post. I love your testimony as to how god is growing you closer to Him through His word. Ditto.

LAURIE said...

thanks for sharing your grateful heart with us Melanie! And having a Bible to read whenever we want to is such a blessing that we take for granted. What a great thing to give thanks for! -Blessings, Laurie

Kristi said...

I have always loved that song. God's Word is amazing and alive and active. Your time spent with Him is so evident in all of your encouraging comments and all over your blog. You are a true blessing!

Serendipity said...

I was just listening to her song yesterday. El Shaddai...

This is a wonderful post, Melanie. I'm thankful for the reminder on the reading of His words. I've been slacking a bit lately. Time to buckle up.

Have a blessed day!

Pia said...

i remember that song. we sang it in a school program when i was in grade school.

God bless you, melanie. ♥

Joan said...

The time spent with God and His word is so well spent. Every fall I start a new bible study and yesterday was the first day back. I was all excited. God is so faithful to reveal Himself to me when I spend time with Him in His word.

Have a blessed day and thanks for the post.

Cheryl said...

Thanks Melanie for a great post. You are so right. The more we study and pray the closer we become to HIM. God Bless~

Erica said...

It is really amazing when we go through seasons without as much time in the Word, how our lives are affected. It is always reasssuring to know that He always welcomes us back and longs for us to spend time with Him.

Debra said...

Melanie,

I taught Sunday School for many years...this was always a favorite for the children and still one of my favorite songs.

Thank you for this beautiful TT post!

Denise said...

The melody in my head brings those words to life! That was one of the very first contemporary Christian songs I ever heard!

Esthermay Bentley-Goossen said...

Amen! God's Word is definitely the theme today! It is Pefect and Applicable to everything/anything we could possilby face.
Wondeful Post.
Kindest Thoughts,
Esthermay

Laurie Ann said...

I have been humming this song for the last 2 days! I, too, am grateful for His Word. Last year I decided for the first time to make a true committment to read through the Bible in a year. I did it 3 times. How glorious is His Word! I find new truths each time I read it, I guess He speaks specifically to me through whatever I'm reading at the time and I see it in a whole new light. I have learned so much about the character of God and His love for us...I am humbled by it, quite frankly. Glad you're enjoying reading His Word. Have a wonderful Thankful Thursday, Melanie!

Genny said...

Amen for the Psalms...Melanie thanks for sharing you have a nice heart...

My entry is here

The Holleys said...

Glad to visit and read your TT list again, Melanie.

Front Porch Legacy said...

His word is a lamp unto my feet! The song, too, has been my anthem as I've been training for the Breast Cancer 3-Day walk (Dallas in November)!

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Tricia said...

God's Word is truly wonderful, it is a treasure to me! I know when I began to really dig into His Word is when my walk began to be strengthened and my faith in Him increased... The Word of God is awesome and can bring about miracles in our lives, from the inside out!

Thanks for sharing, and keep digging deep!

Thanks for your visit yesterday, and I pray your husband gets home quickly, and that God provides you with the strength you need to do all you need to do until he returns!

Blessings!

harmijo said...

Wonderful post, I'm so glad you are enjoying getting back into the word. I too just started getting back into the word. Isn't it such a wonderful blessing to have His word at our finger tips?!

Beth K. Vogt said...

Thanks for the reminder of that wonderful Amy Grant song--a classic!
Beth@TheAccidentalPharisee

Marsha said...

Wonderful post, Melanie. And I will most certainly relay your message to Denise Friday.

Sab said...

I, too, am thankful for His Word. It's amazing the things He teaches us.. how a passage can mean one thing one day, and something else will strike us from it the next day. It truly is amazing... such a blessing.
Thanks for sharing!

Tracy said...

Melanie, I echo your thanks today...what a gift we have in God's word! I love that song. It's often one that gets "stuck in my head" for days at a time and I never mind. Such beautiful lyrics.

By the way, I just saw your post for WFW below...breathtaking. What an image and what an incredible thought to ponder.

Blessings, sweet friend.
Tracy

Rebecca said...

I could copy your post word for word, it is exactly what I've been feeling. Especially this part, "I can't imagine where I would be without my Bible to turn to each day. There is an answer to every situation we may face. There is a comforting verse for each need. There are words of encouragement for each and every day." Beautifully said.

My renewed love for God's word came backwards though. I wasn't studying it like I should have been, then hard times came, and I dug in. I was so encouraged and uplifted. I wondered how people who don't have it even make it through hard times! Now it is such a wonderful part of my life, I can't imagine not digging in everyday.

Sandy said...

I love the fact that over the last 6-8 months you have been reading your bible more then since you were in HS. That is inspiring to me......I can do that too!!!