Jesus Overwhelming You

Thursday, May 15, 2014 Posted by Lezlie Winberry

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“Your words were found and I ate them, And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.” (Jeremiah 15:16)

            When was the last time you sat and literally ate something that made you joyful and delighted your spirit? What about God’s Word? While we may not “eat” it, devouring it through meditation can bring a deep delight that no circumstance can destroy.
            Jeremiah is an example of such, and has been one of my favorite Biblical heroes. Not so much because he was considered a “happy” person. Actually, he was a serious prophet so overwhelmed by the Spirit, he earned the name “He who weeps.” Yet, he had joy.
            It was chapter 31:13 that I leaned on early in my Christian walk when things became turbulent. “Then young women will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.”
            I’ve been accused of not having enough joy by adults, but my nine-year-old students often tell me how fun I am. (I look for ways to bring delight) I relate to Jeremiah’s seriousness. He heard from God and took the message God wanted him to deliver to heart. Thus, the weeping. I begun my weeping for others at a young age.  And when I discovered the power of God’s word, I wept onto its pages. But weeping doesn’t always mean grief; tears also come through joy.
            Let Jesus Overwhelm You today as you spend quiet time “eating at His table.”


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