Thursday, January 23, 2014

Unpacking Psalm 82:4

If this is your first visit, you need to know that I am part of a Proverbs31 Ministries online bible study.  We are studying Lysa Terkeurst's book Made to Crave.

If you have been here before, you know I've had a journey of total commitment to healthy eating and fitness to (now) wishing I had stuck with it.

Enter, this Bible study!

There are daily readings, challenges, and encouragements.  Today is Blog Hop Day!  It's my favorite way to share.  There were 4 options for blog topics.  Three of them gave me immediate ideas.  Option 2 was the most intimidating.

So I chose #2.

Unpack the verse Psalm 82:4.

I have read this verse several times this week and said to myself, "Yup.  I need to crave God more."  I'm not very good at digging into scripture. It takes me several times of hearing the same verse over and over to get deep into it. And usually it's because a Biblical scholar (or somebody I perceive as way more spiritual than I am) tells me what the deeper meaning is.

I am NO Biblical scholar.

But I have decided that I am just as entitled to the Spirit helping me understand as anyone else.

So I dove into it.

I want to let this settle with me for a while, but I do love how this verse unpacked for me!  I did discover more in this verse!

Not only do I need to crave Him, I need a strong and tender desire that comes from deep within me for his presence.  And from his presence, my fleshly desires and the desires of my heart will become tuned to His desires for me.
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart."
The more I crave Him, the more delight I will find IN Him.
The more delight in Him, the more my heart will be in tune with Him.
The more in-tune my heart is, the more I will desire His will for me.
The more desire for His will, the more desires will be granted.

I'm glad I chose option 2!  What a gift this morning :)

Join the blog hop and see what everyone else is talking about! There's a link on the side ~~~>

See how week 1 went for me by clicking here!

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6 comments:

Kim said...

Excellent!! Loved your verse mapping!!! Very helpful thank you!!!! God bless!

STEPHANIE CHRISTENSEN said...

WOW, I LOVE your verse mapping of this scripture!! No Biblical scholar here either, but you are RIGHT~ we are all entitled to the Holy Spirit speaking to us and guiding us through scripture. Don't let that intimidate you =)
Love & Blessings to you!!

Stephanie (P31 OBS Group Leader)

STEPHANIE CHRISTENSEN said...

WOW! I LOVE your verse mapping of this scripture! No Biblical scholar here either, but you are RIGHT that we are all entitled to the Holy Spirit speaking to us and guiding us through scripture. Don't let that intimidate you =)
Love & Blessings to you!

Stephanie (P31 OBS Group Leader)

Mandee said...

Thank you both! This was a totally new way of studying for me. I can't wait to use this tool more often.

Tory said...

WOW - LOVE THIS. You did a great job. Can't wait to see what you will have for next week! God Bless Group 61 friend. :-)

Blondie said...

Great job unpacking, friend!!