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"Those who read fast reap no more
advantage than a bee would by only
skimming over the surface of the flower,
instead of waiting to penetrate into it, and
extract its sweets."
~ Madame Jeanne Guyon ~

Hmm, now that I think about it, lately I've been quite like this bee when it comes to the Word of God. Thats not good, I know but I've been so out of it that I can't seem to sit down long enough to truly "penetrate into it." I know I'm missing the meat of the Word along with the "sweetness" of what God has for me but I've been so worn down that I just haven't done it. This quote is good food for thought, makes you sit down, chew on it a bit, look at it again and chew some more, just like I need to do with the Word of God.

I need refreshment, I need to take a new look at my life and allow the Holy Spirit to blow a fresh wind over my soul and spirit. I need God more now than I've ever in my life but I've been so despondent. This quote gave me a further glimpse into how far I've move away. I've been doing what is necessary, more like just enough and I need more. I need to dive in, to take full ownership of the Word of God and allow Him to renew my mind, my heart and my soul. Life can send you such a curve ball that you get lost in the midst of the cares. I am holding on though, I've not let go and I know in whom my help comes but I need to take these words seriously and spend more time with Him. Only then will I have the peace I desire and the answers to my questions.

Father, I come before You asking for your help. Lord, I desire a closer intimacy with you. I desire to penetrate the Word, to know fully what You have stored in it for me. To be able to extract the goodness, sweetness of Your Word and apply it to my circumstances. I long to be free of this place of mere existing and want to be living again in the fulness of Your presence. Thank you for your Word, for your precious Holy Spirit, and for giving me the peace that passes all understanding. You are an awesome God, and I love you.

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Dawn this is beautiful. All Christ as if for you to take the first step and he comes down and meets you where you are. He is crazy about you girl, and he loves to spend time with you, talking with your, listening to you.

Thank you so much for participating!

Very beautifully said.

I love your thoughts on this quote. Yes, we are tired and down, but He is the One who can lift us up. I know that I always find some 'nuggets' that bring me join and put the spring back into my step.

Blessings to you.

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