South Station

As I sit in South Station after work, patiently awaiting my husbands arrival to begin date night, my head is constantly on a swivel to keep watch of my surroundings as the recorded audio message rings about the hall advising to do so.  People move so rapidly and in such haste in all different directions bumping into one another, getting irritated with one another all so they won’t miss the train they need to get to their next destination.  And at this hour, it’s likely to be home since it’s a Wednesday evening.  Not many people are going out of town in the middle of the week lol.  

Anyway... all this has me wondering.  Did God intend life to be this way.  I mean this part of it.  Should we be in such a rush to get to a location that we neglect the opportunity to be able to actually enjoy our surroundings as well as the people that occupy them?  Exhaustion from long work days, irritability due to the fear of missing the transportation necessary to get us back home to our families, confusion caused by the busyness and crowded corridors... I sit feeling the defeat of all these people.  Life has been beating us up.  And for what?  What’s the purpose if we don’t enjoy it?  My Bible tells me that “ The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”-John 10:10 ESV

South Station chaos doesn’t look like abundant living.  Instead, just a bunch of living creatures in abundant haste and confusion with the enjoyment of life stolen right from under their noses.  Now don't get me wrong, I know that not all the people are as unhappy as they look, but not enough are as happy as they could be due to the busyness of their everyday lives.  So this all made me reflect.  Sometimes I have to slow down.  Because I know I have been guilty of going through the courses of my daily living in such routine and haste without any thought of anyone or anything other than my agenda.  That has got to change... and it will. 

Are you living in the abundance that God promised us or in the South Station haste and confusion?  Share in the comments below! 

Hungry

Stay hungry for the Word of God.  A great way to help better understand why this is important is a simple illustration of being sick.  Usually when sickness is in your body, the first symptoms are generally subtle.  But the moment you lose your appetite, you know the sickness is trying to shut down your immune system entirely.  Not eating or getting the right amount of fluids can cause major harm and your body will not get the proper nutrients it needs. 

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Furthermore, if we start to lose our appetite for the Word of God, the same happens spiritually as it would naturally.  Our spirit isn't getting the proper nourishment therefore causing illness.  Generally the symptoms are an unsettled spirit, irritation, "being sick and tired of being SICK and tired", or physical illness caused by spiritual disobedience just to name a few.  Sometimes I wonder why I feel so irritable or dissatisfied even when things in my life are running smoothly.  The answer simply put is that I have not being feeding my spirit enough of the nutrients it needs. 

  • But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’" -Matthew 4:4 ESV
  • Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” -John 4:13-14 ESV
  • Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. -Matthew 5:6 ESV

Stay Hungry for the Word of God!  It keeps us healthy spiritually as well as naturally.  So... what are you feeding your spirit?  Share in the comments below.

WordNerd’s Return

WordNerd is back but it’s quite different than before.  When I originally set out to start the WordNerd blog, it had a two fold meaning.  I’m a bookworm and I like the art of language so the wording of things mean a lot to me.  Kinda nerdy, right?  On the other side of it, the Word of God is a major component in my life and I especially find enjoyment in researching the meaning of the Hebrew/Greek words from which the Bible was originally translated.  Also, Jesus Himself is the Word and I want to know everything there is about Him and to be as close to Him as possible.  Therefore, I research and study about Him as much as possible.  I guess that makes me a nerd.  Hence how WordNerd came about.  Lol. 

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Now with that being said, obviously that was a complete fail when I first began blogging.  I wrote about everything but my faith in God which wasn’t a bad thing but it wasn’t the right thing because that’s not what He told me to do.  God told me to write about what I enjoy but to include Him also.  So I decided to obey and writers block has dissipated and my mind is flowing with ideas continually and clearly.  The Bible does say, “In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.” -Proverbs 3:6 NKJV.  Interesting how obedience brought about such clarity and direction. 

This may not be popular but it’s right.  And trust me, I’d much rather be right with Jesus than to be popular... after all, obedience is better than sacrifice.  I know He got me!  So welcome to the “new” WordNerd... what it was supposed to be in the first place: Faith, Fitness, and Natural Care.  They all tie in to and give Glory to God!  

What is God waiting for your total obedience in?  If you’d like, share in the comments below!