Nick reads the Alphabyte.
Light means more than floods of waves of the right length for the eye to see. Rays can now be gathered into a single length and sent in one selected direction, making three additional results of light possible: sounding, printing, and fusing. So too does the Scripture share in these qualities.
First, there is a FLOODING of your being with the passage, bathing all of you in the love-light of the Word. The next day’s passage could be introduced the night before, so that you can sleep with it, allowing mulling and dreaming to happen, as God’s Word blends with the restoration that so beautifully happens in sleep.
“I think of you on my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night.”
The Word SOUNDS within the soul. Listen inwardly to the movement of the passage.
“Faith comes from what is heard,
and what is heard
comes through the word of Christ.”(Rom 10:17).
Then there is the PRINTING of the Word, as the laser-like quality of the Word is etched, inscribed and written upon the heart. Here a close, meditative reading takes place. What are you going to remember and also memorize about the passage for the day?
“Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.” (Prov. 3:3).
Finally the Word FUSES broken, disconnected parts of the mind, as faulty thinking continues to hurt the heart from sins of the past—yours or others. Allow a laser ray to touch attitudes and ways of thinking that need to be soldered and fused by the Spirit. Where in the body does the ray need to penetrate, bringing healing to your body as well?
“The Spirit of the Lord has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted.”
(Isaiah 61:1; Luke 4:18)
Everyday, let the Word of God do all that it can
to have you transformed into Jesus.
Alphabytes are object meditations that move through the alphabet
two times in the course of the fifty-two weeks in the year.