Well, as you know I have been struggling and praying for some time about my thorn in the flesh and how to deal with it/what to do with it. This morning in my devotions, I was given an answer!
I have been using the book The Busy Mom's Guide to Bible Study by Lisa Whelchel in the mornings. I don't usually use someone else's devotion/study guides like this; however, in this book she explains different methods for studying and understanding the Word that are very straightforward and useful. I have been finding it extremely informative and quick to use. Which, with 4 kiddos, is an absolute must.
Anyway, this morning the lesson is about meditating on a scripture to really understand it. Praying it, memorizing it, writing it on paper and carrying it with you. The verse she offered to meditate on (I usually pick a different one to get the full benefits of learning the method) was from Psalm 1 and it was directed right at me.
Here it is:
"His delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers."
He finds joy in God's law, in the Word. He memorizes it and thinks about it at every moment. This gives him a ready source of life and encouragement when things are tough. It keeps him grounded in good soil that will nourish a harvest at the right time. It is a source that will not run out. He learns something and grows from every situation that comes along.
That is exactly what I needed to hear. I have found my answer on how to deal with my thorn and I will start right now. Praise the Lord for His Word and His constant care for us.