The Word of God shall talk with thee!
Proverbs 6:22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.
Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The wonderful thing about the Word of God is that it is alive! The reason it is alive, is because the Holy Spirit is the one who breathed upon pen (inspired) them, to write exactly what He said. Since God is omniscient, and omnipresent, He is literally here, every time we open the book. Time, to Him is simply like a parade. He can see the beginning from the end from His throne in eternity, and can enter the parade whenever, or wherever He pleases. When He shows up, He is always, ‘I Am’, our ever present help in time of need. One writer stated that the Bible is the only book ever written, where the author is always present when we read it.
I have noticed this over the years, that as I faithfully share the Word of God that is alive and active to me each day, Holy Spirit makes it alive and active to others too, and suddenly, I realize again, that I am simply an instrument in the hand of our ever living God, and He takes my simple offering of preaching, teaching, blogging, or publishing the Word of God on every available voice to me, and this very Word is a living organism! It comes in seed form, but when I plant it into the earth in this generation, by faith, and water it with my prayer:
Thus the Word of the Lord [concerning the attainment through Christ of eternal salvation in the kingdom of God] grew and spread and intensified, prevailing mightily
20 Thus with might the word of the Lord increased and prevailed
Do you see it! The Word of God is alive! It has a life of it’s own! It grows, and with might shows forth the glory of God, wherever it lands!
The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light; their unfolding gives understanding (discernment and comprehension) to the simple.
Wherever His Word enters, the light and life of God comes, in power!
I cannot count the times this very word has gone into nations I have not yet been to, and Holy Spirit has used my devotionals to heal, deliver, touch, and bless people it would be unlikely I could ever meet naturally.
Things can look fine according to outward appearances, but He looks much deeper within, into not only what we are doing, but rather why. When our why’s don’t agree with His why’s, He can gently instruct, correct, counsel, and refine us, so that we become more like Him in our thinking, and very motives!
2 Peter 1
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3 according as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Every day, I take time to meditate upon the Word of God. There are different ways I do this, but my favorite, by far, is to simply lay down with the audio Bible playing, simply asking Holy Spirit to speak to me, each time. Faithfully, for years, He has, and does!
Let the Word of God talk with thee today!
Each day, I encourage people to seek Jesus first thing each morning, and to read through their Bible in some sort of yearly Bible reading plan. Each night, we have been playing the audio Bible in our house for over 20 years, falling asleep with the prayer: “Jesus, tell me a bedtime story”. And He has continually opened His Word to our understanding, making His promises alive to us as He directs us day by day.
‘Father, I am ever looking towards heaven and your will for my life. Speak to me, the specifics that You have for me, today. Not only what I need to be doing, but my reasons for doing it, in Your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’
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