"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen

2/25/09

Word-Filled Wednesday: His Word

Welcome to my contribution to Amy Deanne's Word-Filled Wednesday meme.

One of my very favorite Psalms is the 119th. The psalmist spends 176 verses, in 22 stanzas, praising, pondering, and seeking the Word of God. In fact, in only a very small handful of verses is a term for God's Word NOT mentioned.

If any one thing comes across in this beautiful piece, it is that the writer of this masterful piece of poetry loved God's Word. Perhaps that is why I love the psalm so much. For I feel the very same way. As much as I see the world ignoring--or worse, cursing--it, God's Word is so precious.


It is time for you to act, O Lord; your law is being broken. because I love your commands more than gold, more than pure gold,...I hate every wrong path. Psalm 119:126-7, NIV

For more visual inspiration from scripture, check out Amy Deanne's blog. There is sure to be much to bless you.




20 comments:

  1. I love your picture with that scripture Joanne! I love the Psalms too!!!

    Have a wonderful WFW!
    Beth

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  2. The Psalms are amazing...thank you for sharing this verse today...it is so sad that many trounce on the Word and mock it...but God is in control & it is His Word...He will deal with it in His time...praying for those who do not love the Word, Tammy

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  3. Very nice, Joanne! It's funny, I got to Psalm 119 this morning - and groaned. It has really content, but it is so long! Coming to visit you, and read your post, made me laugh at my earlier groan. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This is wonderful, Joanne! I love the imagery you found for this psalm.

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  5. what an encouraging verse!!

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  6. Great picture lesson. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy WFW!
    Blessings

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  7. What a beautiful image for that powerful passage. Psalm 119 is one of my favorites, as well (in fact, I shared a tiny snippet in my WFW). Thank you for sharing this blessing.

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  8. I just love that photo. I saw a photo similar to that and I want to take our wedding rings and do one similar for our anniversary coming up.

    Gorgeous Scripture to go with it!

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  9. The photo is perfect for that Scripture. I, too, love Psalm 119. It's a beautiful depiction of the Psalmist's love for the Word of the Lord. We should all take such heart. Happy WFW!

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  10. Blessings Joanne...How right you are(actually God)...IT IS TIME TO ACT...if we do love the Lord and His commands! How timely this is!

    Great scripture & WFW illustrated so well!

    I came here via SELAH & I'm glad I did! May you be filled & enJOY WFW!

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  11. What a great image. I really likes Psalm 119 too.

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  12. Beautiful! What a wonderful chapter and this verse is so relevant for today.

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  13. Joanne, that is my favorite Psalm because it is all about the word.

    I just love the Word of God.

    Thank you for sharing such a powerful verse......one among many....and a beautiful graphic.

    Happy WFW
    Vickie

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  14. Beautiful. May God continue to bless you with a love for His word!

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  15. Wonderful expression of solidarity with God's way!

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  16. I love how the lighting on the bible is shape like a heart. Great choice of scripture!! Happy WFW!!

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  17. I love this JoDear! It's wonderful!

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