Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Feasting on His Word

I am joining my friend Kim for her collecting recipes over coffee. I also wanted to give us a recipe for studying the Word.

Matthew 4:4 (NLT) says “Jesus said, ‘People need more than bread for their life; they must feed on every word of God.’”
In order for us to get fed from the Word of God there are 2 things that must happen.

*We must accept the bible as our authority.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 tells us, “For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.”

God’s Word is TRUTH. Plain and simple. His Word tells us that we are sanctified by the truth and that His word is Truth.

*We must study God’s Word

2 Timothy 2:15 tells us, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

There is a big difference between reading the bible and studying the bible. When you study - you take notes. When you study - you ask questions. There are a few steps you can take when you study the bible to help you glean the most out of the scriptures.

Step 1: PRAY that God will open your eyes and show you wonderful things out of His Word.

Step 2: MEDITATE on the scripture. Reflect on what it says and let it digest in your soul. Visualize it, say it, rewrite it, and personalize it.

Step 3: APPLY it to our lives. John 13:17 tells us that if we know these things we will be blessed if we do them.

Step 4: MEMORIZE the Word of God. If we are going to be used of God and we are going to be a witness to others, we have to KNOW the scripture. We need to hide it in our hearts.

We need to feed our souls daily with the Word. When we begin our day feasting on God’s Word, we set the bar high. We arm ourselves and prepare ourselves for the onslaught of the world. We are fed and we are full of the truth.

Feasting on Him,

2 lbs. ground chuck
1 can pinto beans
1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can whole kernel corn
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can rotel tomatoes
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
1 pkg. original hidden valley ranch dressing mix
2 ½ cups water (more if needed)

Brown meat in large pan and drain off fat. Add all the remaining ingredients and simmer for an hour or so. Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread.


Lisa said...

Both recipes are wonderful! This is my families favorite soup! The exact recipe! We enjoy it over Fritos, topped with shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

Blessings - Lisa

Anonymous said...

You Rock Friend! LOVE this!!! Boy, I am running low this week and this post has revved me up. Thank you!!!

And, as for the taco soup.... I'm anxious to try this version!!! THANKS!

Stephanie said...

Feasting on his Word that is so true Beth. There are times that my Soul gets hungry for the word and I have to go and replenish it. Sometimes we need more and more.
I have that same recipe for Taco Soup me and my family are like Lisa we top ours with shredded cheese,sour cream and eat Doritos with ours

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

I like mine over fritos too with lots of cheese and sour cream. I was trying to be a little "healthier" in my recipe. I may go back and edit. :)


Beth E. said...

Thank you for sharing the Word and your recipe. I love Taco Soup! Unfortunately, I live with three guys who won't eat any kind of beans except green beans! So, if anyone wants to share a bowl of soup with me just let me know...I'll be right over! :o)


petrii said...

That recipe sounds delish, but the recipe for staying in the Word is even better. Give me the Bread of Life any day sister!!!

Have a Blessed evening,

Debbie said...

Thank you so much for your prayers. This is the most trying times for us right now but I know God is good! We have already had praises and have taken steps back, but he is a little trooper. Thanks again, Debbie