Through a Verse: Jeremiah 20:9

This whole year I thought I would be focused on my word and focus on it. My word is joy, which is a really good thing to strive for but I felt my heart stirring for something different. I feel like things have shifted in my life and priorities were changing and life was going in a completely different direction. Not that I’m ditching my word, but I feel like I will also be redirecting my energy to something else, which brings me to Jeremiah 20:9.

But if I say, “I will not mention his word
    or speak anymore in his name,”
his word is in my heart like a fire,
    a fire shut up in my bones.
I am weary of holding it in;
    indeed, I cannot. | Jeremiah 20:9 (NIV)

I’ve had verses that I’ve liked but none have struck me as much as this one. I feel like it embodies the passion of not being silent and how God’s word is more powerful than we can imagine. I’m not going to lie, I’ve still been seeking God this whole time, but I can see that I wasn’t speaking out as much as I should have been.

His word is in my heart like a fire. | Jeremiah 20:9 Click To Tweet

California is prone to have wildfires every year. These fires are sometimes so hard to contain because they spread so fast and get bigger and bigger. So considering that there is something in our hearts like a burning fire, it just needs to spread with no way to contain it. God is so much bigger than me and there is no way I can hold it in.

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As I was writing this I read this tweet from one of my favorite speakers I have ever heard.

So much truth. No matter how much we try to repress it, the fire within us will win. This verse just convicted me in ways and showed me that God’s word is a living thing that’s ingrained in my soul and there is no way I can’t share it.


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