The Word of God has the power to change our life. The bible says that the word was with God in the beginning, that the Word hung out with God, and the Word WAS God. It was both/and - and it blows my mind how simple and yet profound our God is.
Right now the Bible can be read in thousands of languages. Missionaries put it on SIM cards and give the word to people in their own native tongue. The word is read at weddings and funerals. Its in every hotel in America.
But the word is so much more than WORDS.
The word is alive. According to John, the Word is another name for our sweet Jesus. The Message puts it this way:
The Word became flesh and blood,
and moved into the neighborhood.
We saw the glory with our own eyes,
the one-of-a-kind glory,
like Father, like Son,
Generous inside and out,
true from start to finish.
The Word, by the power of the Holy Spirit changed my LIFE nearly 16 years ago. I remember the first time it became "alive and active" to me, and I never looked back. It has molded my heart, shown me truth in valleys, shown me my call. The word "divides soul and Spirit" pierces the heart and judges our intentions. Like a living, breathing thing would.
I have been asking God to give me a fresh zeal for His word, for a new look into the depths of it. In a world that tries to offer us something for our souls that quench our deepest need, the word does it effortlessly and without fail. If you are needing new LIFE today - maybe ask God for a fresh passion for His word.
Father, thank you that your voice is alive. That your words are active. Thank you that you direct us in Spirit and in Truth, that you love us deeply when we walk out your ways. Thank you for making your ways clear to us via your word. Be with us as we read, help us to hear you, and empower us to stay in step with you. In Jesus name. Amen.