I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread. [Job 23:12]
Patients who cannot consume enough nutrients, are dehydrated, severely malnourished, or who cannot eat at all due to an illness, surgery, or accident, can be fed through an intravenous (IV) line or tube. This IV line is then inserted into one of the patient's peripheral veins and thus delivers fluids, medication, and/or any other nutrients (food) over time. For some patients, this IV connection is of vital importance to his/her life as it serves as the only source of sustenance, during their hospital stay.
Just as an IV is designed to provide a constant drip or flow of vital nutrients to the patient it is connected to, we need to get connected to God's Word daily, so that we can benefit and be healed from the flow of a more powerful source of nutrients that is designed to meet, repair, and heal every spiritual and physical aliment we have.
As an IV connection can be of vital importance to a given patient, our "Holy IV" connection to God is of the most vital importance to our entire existence!
- A daily dosage of His Word provides healing for our wounded souls, as well as healing for our physical bodies as our faith and boldness is increased from our continual connection with the Word. Our "faith will come by hearing and hearing by the word of God." (Romans 10:17)
- A daily connection with God's Word will order our daily steps, help us to make the most ridiculous and the most life altering decisions. "Your word is a lamp unto my feet, a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)
- The daily flow from His Word will guide us in our relationships, counsel us in our marriages, direct us in our child-rearing, and advise us in our legal issues.
- A day-to-day flow of the Word of God, reminds us of His love, forgiveness, mercy & grace. It reminds us of His mighty greatness and the miraculous provisions and victories He's made possible for His people. It reminds us that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever; what He has done for one of us, He will and can do for us all!
So, I really don't care how independent we think we are, or how holy we think we are, or how much of a "strong black woman" some of you may think you are!!!...Just as a newborn baby's life and sustenance is fully dependent on that connection with his/her mother for the supply of its daily milk, so our ability to have full wellness and an abundance of life is dependent on how well connected we are daily with our "Holy IV"...God and His Word! If we are seeking the most optimal level of success and strength from day-to-day, we cannot neglect to be fed and connected to His Word each day, to keep that flow steady, and thus keep ourselves well-nourished.
Do you go a day without eating a meal?
So why go a day without feeding on His Word???
OUR LIVES ARE DEPENDENT ON IT!
"As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby"
(1 Peter 2:2)