Have you ever had a scripture you’ve read over and over suddenly strike you with an intensity that overwhelms your entire body and emotions? Let me tell you what happened to me.
I’ve been doing The Chosen Season One Bible Study on my own. I’m taking my time to read it because too many times I will do a study and not go slow enough to allow the words to sink in. When there is a lot of information to absorb, I’ve learned I need to be a tortoise not a hare.
One of the questions Wednesday was: “How might Isaiah 43:1 challenge you to think differently about your situation? And what might it be calling you to do differently?”
So I read the verse again. When I reread the words: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are mine,” a shower of shivers ran down my arms and tears erupted. I saw in my mind the scene in the first episode of The Chosen where Jesus says these words to Mary Magdalene. Suddenly,, I was in her place and He was speaking directly to me! I immediately went into prayer about this and cried for the full five minutes I prayed.
I can’t recount the number of times I’ve read or heard this scripture. I’ve even repeated those words in conversations with others. I knew them. I believed them, but I hadn’t felt how powerful this was to my life! I knew this is what God wanted me to hear and I know this experience will remain with me forever. God reached out and truly opened my heart and personally placed the words within. I tasted the honey in the rock. I am His!! Amen!