There have been days and seasons when I have felt like Jeremiah. I’m not talking about the bad days he had, because he had plenty of those! I’m talking about his desire for God, for truth, for righteousness, for the Word of God. This post is my praise to my God for His answering me, and a prayer for more. Can you relate?
“The words were found and I ate them, and Thy words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; for I have been called by Thy name, O Lord God of hosts (Jeremiah 15:16).”
Yes, Lord, Your word is what I seek. It was Your word, You, Jesus, the Word of God who was at the beginning that I sought.
When I hid away from all around me, it was You, Your word I sought. It was You, unadulterated, that I longed for. I had no desire for the teachings of man. No, I wanted to be taught by You, with an anointing from the Holy One, to be taught by the Holy Spirit (1 John 2:20). I sought to sit at your feet, to be taught by you, to hear Your secrets.
And You answered. You spoke to me. You taught me Your pure word. You gave it to me. You gave Your word to me.
And I ate Your word. I devoured it. I consumed it, and You consumed me.
Your word became my delight, sweet and satisfying to my soul. Sweet to me. And Your word remains my delight.
Your word is my delight and joy. You are my delight an my joy. Unadulterated, not spoiled by the teachings or ways of man, pure from You to me.
You’ve taught me truth. You’ve revealed, defined, explained. You’ve fed me from Your hand, filled my hunger, shared Your secrets.
Because You have called me. You called me away, to You. You called me to sit at Your feet. You called me into Your shadow, under Your wing. You called me, Your beloved, to come away with You (Song of Songs 2:10).
You, the Lord of Hosts called me, gave me Your word, fed me, filled my longing. You communed with me and became my joy and my delight. Be my joy and delight.