TGIFFor you
will have a covenant with the stones of the field. – Job 5:23a

When I first met my wife, I was impressed
to do something rather strange. I decided I would send her a rock in a box with
a Scripture verse that describes how God used stones in the Bible. I was going
to send it anonymously from a company called Significant Moments. I was going
to do this for six months. The final month I planned to send the last rock with
a note that said, “The most significant moment was the day I met
you.” I was going to sign my name on the last mailing. However, before
this could happen, the plan was spoiled.

I was helping my wife (just a friend at the
time) move her furniture. We were exchanging stories about our lives. She began
to tell me the story of how she got her name. Her father was an orphan in England, and in England they give orphans different
names from their given names. They named her father “Staines.”
Staines means “place of stones.” Not
only that, he discovered later that his real name was Malcolm Stones. I nearly
drove off the road when she told me this story. My plan was foiled! But my
faith was advanced light years. I told her my plan since it would be too obvious
now. We both looked at each other in amazement.

A month later, I went on a trip. She sent a
little gift package along with me with a card that quoted a Scripture from Job.
“For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field” (Job
5:23a). It was a rhema word for both of us. God used these times to confirm our

The Bible speaks of the Word of God as
living. Rhema is a Greek word meaning “living.” Sometimes the Holy
Spirit speaks through the living Word regarding a specific situation in which
we find ourselves. It is one of those mysteries that God does from time to

As you read your Bible, be aware of the
rhema Word of God. He may speak to you in specific ways you never thought

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