My Grace-Full Life

5.26.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Bible Verse Mashup

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever heard of a song mashup?
It’s where they take two songs and blend them together to create something new.
Today, we’re going to mash up two Bible verses—Psalm 119:105 and Proverbs 22:6.
I’ll include the scripture in a moment, but I can tell you now that these aren’t verses that seem to be super-related in topic.
But they went hand-in-hand for me yesterday.
I was driving over to my mom’s house when Amy Grant’s 1984 song, “Thy Word” came on the radio.
Y’all, I haven’t heard this song or even thought about it in well over 20 years.
Yet, I knew all the words as I sang along (very badly…it’s called a “joyful noise” and my vocal cords take that literally).
The song is based on our first verse—Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
A beautiful and timeless truth of God’s Holy Bible.
As the song wrapped up, another Biblical truth occurred to me which we find in our second verse, Proverbs 22:6.
It says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Y’all probably get tired of me referring to my prodigal past, but it’s part of my story.
Despite being raised in church, going a minimum of three times a week and attending a private, Christian school, I did walk away for the better part of two decades.
But the promise of Proverbs 22:6 held true.
My return to my faith wasn’t some big, dramatic story.
It came simply because I finally recognized how spiritually malnourished I was and I needed Jesus in my life every day…
I needed (and always need) the Bread of Life and The Living Water that only He can provide.
Anyway, I love it when God does that—shows me the reality of truth found directly in His word.
It was a combination of that reminder of God’s word offering guidance and the promise that when children are taught what’s right, it will stay with them.
It spoke so loudly to me yesterday, I had to share it.
Today, as you pray, thank God for His timeless word that we can write on our hearts (Psalm 119:11) and have available to us for guidance throughout all the days of our life.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you keep your eyes on Jesus with every step you take.

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