This book beckons some questions: What if we could hear God speak directly through the book of Psalms into our individual lives and circumstances? What if the words leaped off the page and into our spirits?
Through Speak, Lord, we learn the importance of writing out scripture. God yearns to draw us into His Word, and He wants to wow us with what He longs to tell us when we stop to listen. When we enter the experience of rewriting the Psalms in the first person, God invites us to sit with Him and to hear Him speak to us like never before.
This is an amazing worship experience that cannot be undervalued. It is one area of worship we can easily miss out on: simply to be with His Word and write it out one word at a time. Letting His Spirit draw us in, and connect us deeper to Him than ever before.
One of the most important aspects of gaining understanding, during the process of writing out God’s Word, is the variety of Bible translations. Black uses a variety of translations, to share with his readers. By doing so, he gives the readers the most insight possible on the Psalms. Throughout the chapters, he provides the insight to lead his readers into greater understanding of God’s Word.
Scripture writing is about going deeper into scripture than ever before, and this is what we are given the opportunity to do. He leads us on a journey of understanding and growing in intimacy with Christ through these 19 chapters of psalms. It takes us through not just reading the psalms, but really listening to God’s message and allowing that to transform our walk with Christ – to a much more intimate one.
In each chapter, you can expect four things:
- The psalm as it appears in the Bible
- The psalm reappears again, but this time in first person
- Reflections and insight –
Black’s aim is to get the reader to the depth of the message, and connects the reader to the message well.
- Writing Prompts
Each writing prompt arises from the psalm. Black gives specific prompts to help draw the reader into certain portions of the psalm that we might otherwise overlook. The last writing prompt includes rewriting the psalm ourselves.
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