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Tons of words sound the same, but have different meanings. How about the word "wear" or is it "were" or maybe "ware?" All sound the same, and the meaning is made clear only by the context of the sentence. And what if you don’t understand the rest of the sentence? Yikes!
But one grammar rule that stuck in my head like gum on a shoe were action verbs. And for that, I’m grateful.
When reading God’s Word, the action verbs jump off the pages and land in my heart sparking a bonfire of joy. Could it be because God is alive, in action, vibrant in His deeds, and moving mightily through our lives?
Here’s an example of a passage full of action straight from His Word. These are the powerful verbs that paint a colorful picture of His deeds--"is, hears, fulfills, saves, watches."
"The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. The LORD watches over all who love him..." (Psalm 145:18-20).
And here are some action verbs in my response to His:
“I’ll not worry, but instead trust in His provision, look for His comfort, follow His guidance, ponder on His ways and ease into His reassuring arms.”
I pray that you too can see the active way in which He’s conducting your every moment.
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