Your words were found, and I ate them,
And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart;
For I am called by Your name,
O Lord God of hosts. (Jeremiah 15:16 NKJV)
Some years ago, Wally and I were on vacation in New Mexico. We had left a horrendous problem in our office, and though my body was in New Mexico, my head was still in Denver. I was in torment, and the Lord told me, “Read your Bible.” I thought, “Lord, read my Bible? I read my Bible all the time. What are You saying?”
But the Lord said, “You are not reading enough of the Bible for this problem. Your problem is an elephant, and the Word you have read today, in comparison, is an ant. You need to read enough of the Word until it becomes the elephant and the problem becomes the ant.” I literally consumed the Word until it became the elephant.
When we went home, the Word was so strong in my heart that I began to understand our problem clearly. Six months later it was beautifully resolved.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Give us such a hunger for the Word that, instead of thinking “coffee” in the morning, we will think, Where’s my Bible?” Instead of a midnight snack of ice cream, give us the midnight snack of more scriptures. Let us have a consuming hunger for the Word of God.
In Jesus’s Name,