Awakened By A Verse

Have you ever gotten up in the morning with a verse on your mind?

I have. Often.

I had just returned from a glorious 3-week vacation. And I felt a tug at my heart as I got back into the routine of life. Monday morning was coming.

So I got up very early to sit with the Lord in quiet time. I discovered a verse was in my heart and on my mind. I didn’t know all of it by memory, but I knew some of the phrases. I knew where it was. Jeremiah 6:16. So I turned to it and read, slowly, lingering on every word and portion.

Thus says the LORD, ‘Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; and you will find rest for your souls …
Jeremiah 6:16

Lord, do You want to teach me something here? Do You have something to say? Are You taking me in a new direction, transforming my heart, renewing me, reviving me for Your plans and purposes? I’m ready Lord. Speak to my heart.

So, I opened up The Quiet Time Notebook and started writing my thoughts and first impressions about the verse. I looked up the meanings of some of the words and was just blown away at the discoveries. Then, I cross referenced the phrase ancient paths and found six new verses to chew on for the next week or so, day by day, in my quiet time.

My quiet time has been consumed with Jeremiah 6:16 these days. I’ve been using many of the pages in The Quiet Time Notebook to write out all that the Lord is teaching me. The journal pages have been essential. But I’m also exploring the Reference Study, Word Study, and Verse Study pages from The Devotional Bible Study Notebook. I’m loving the Key Word Study Bible by Zodhiates to dig deeper into the meanings of some of the Hebrew Words.

So, the next time God’s wakes you up with a verse, find it in your Bible, and live in it so that His Word lives more in you.

♥ God bless you in the great adventure of knowing Him!


Journaling pours out your soul to the Lord. When you journal, you become receptive to the voice of God. … Pouring out your soul to the Lord means to lift up every desire, need, joy, sorrow, and thought that is on your heart and in your mind to your Father who loves you more than you can imagine. It is done in the presence of God, directed to God, and intended for the glory of God.
Catherine Martin, Day Nine, Your Journal, Six Secrets To A Powerful Quiet Time

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