by Tammy Phillips
August 23, 2020
“The secret [things belong] to the LORD our God, but those [things which are] REVEALED [belong] to us and to our children forever, that [we] may do all the words of this law. – Deuteronomy 29:29 NKJV
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him. But God has REVEALED [them] to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. Now we have RECEIVED, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. – 1 Corinthians 2:9-10,12 NKJV
Sometimes, you hear a song, it gets in your head and you replay it over and over again. You sing it all throughout the day. The song might bring you back to a lighthearted day, a happy time in your or a joyous event. You know, what I mean? I could type out the lyrics of a song and they might take you to a place or a time.
My friend and prayer partner, Gina Suiter, texted me a podcast and encouraged me to listen. No, a song did not get stuck on replay in my spirit, but the text she sent along with the video did. She said, “Also something interesting…the ‘R’ words.” I know I might have just lost you, but stay with me, please. I knew exactly what she ways saying. I have hardly played a different tune in my head since her text. I began meditating on the “R” words that the Lord had been dropping in our spirit for a long while now. My guiding word from the Lord for the year is RESOLUTE. I have been studying the word REPENT for weeks now. Gina knows all this. Along with her, I have heard RENEW, RESTORE, and REBUILD. And, what is REPENTANCE, but changing the mind by the RENEWING of the mind through meditation on the Word? This week I learned that meditate in Romans 12:12 means to murmur, growl, or ROAR. So, if we READ and ROAR the word, our minds are RENEWED. We are RENOVATED from the inside out. Did I mention that I met a new sister in the Lord this week and ask her what her word for the year was? ROAR. I cannot make this up.
“Something interesting…the ‘R’ words…” I could not shake this melody! I began working on an “encouragement” using the “R” words. I started by making a short list, but then, I kept digging for significant “R” words in the Bible. I could not begin to fathom the deposit the Holy Spirit would make. I encourage you to mediated on the wealth of the “R’s:”
REMEMBER, REPENT, RANSOM, RESOLUTE, RAIMENT, RAIN, REFRESH, REST, RHEMA, READ, RAISED, RISE, REJOICE, REPROVE, REPROVE, REBUKE, RECOMPENSE, RECONCILE, RECEIVE, RECOVER, REDEEMED, REMISSION, REMOVED, REVEAL, RESIST, ROAR, RENEWED, RESTORE, REBUILD, RENOVATE, ROOTED, RAIN, RULE, RUN, RAISE, READY, REWARD, ROYAL, and REVELATION.
Most valuable are the names of God: REDEEMER, REFINER, RIGHTEOUSNESS, ROCK, REFUGE, RESURRECTION, RAPHA, ROOT OF DAVID, ROSE OF SHARON, AND RULERS OF GOD’S CREATION.
I enCOURAGE you to park on the “R” words. They are all attributes, actions or the very names of God. They define who He is and what He has done for all of us. Mediate on the ”Rrrrrr!” I am going play this tune for a while. I believe the “R’s” to be passwords to unlock the secrets of the Kingdom of God. Actually, we only need one word, Jesus, but you know what I mean.
“Truly your God [is] the God of gods, the Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets…”- Daniel 2:47 NKJV