Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Letting God’s Word Shape My Life
In review of Hebrews 4:12 it says “The word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thought and intents of the heart.”
The word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit. It exposes and judges our innermost thoughts and desires.
What this means to me:
What God has said isn’t only alive and active! It is sharper than any double-edged sword. His word can cut through my spirit and soul and through my joints and marrow, until it discovers the true desires and thoughts of my heart.
The "Word of God" is not simply just a collection of words from God, or a vehicle for communicating ideas; it is living, life-changing, and dynamic as it works in me. God's Word reveals who I am and what I am not. It penetrates the core of my moral and spiritual life. It discerns what is within me, both good and evil. The demands of God's Word requires decisions. I must not only listen to the Word; I must also let it shape my life.
What I’m learning is that the Word of God is such a powerful weapon that, when spoken out loud, it makes demons run for cover. Therefore If I’m looking for victory in any area of life, I should be encouraged to start reading the Bible out loud. I can read the promises of God, and believe that He can and will deliver me in my day of trouble. No mountain is so high and no valley is so deep that the hand of God cannot reach down and snatch me out of harm’s way!
The Bible is God’s blueprint for life. I can have what this book says I can have. I can do what it says I can do. I actually have no limits as a child of God.
Whatever I’m looking for to fill a gaping hole, I can pray and ask Him to bring it pass. When I call upon the Lord I can have whatever I ask in His name. His Word promises that.
Lastly I can achieve the impossible when I’m holding God and and He is walking with me down the path toward my divine destiny. With Him, nothing is impossible.
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