And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 (NIV)
Receive My Word
Why is my word worthy to receive into your life? You are God. I am not. Your thoughts are so much higher than mine. You are all wise and powerful. I am not. You know the future. I do not. You made me. You know what is best for me. I do not. You know the direction I should walk in life. I do not. I desperately need all your guidance. I want all your help. You are ready, willing and able to help me. Yes, I am. That is why your word is worthy to receive into my life.
Will you receive my word into your life? Your word is more valuable to me than silver or gold. I will prize your word. I will pursue your word. I will hunger and thirst for your word. I will listen attentively to all that you have to say to me. I will meditate on your word. I will memorize your word. I will hide your word in my heart. I will keep your word on my mind. I will pray your word. I will declare your word. I will claim your word. I will hold on to your word. I will put your word into practice in all that I think, say and do. I will let your word guide the course of my life as I love, follow and serve you. Yes, you will. That is how I will receive your word into my life.
What has my word done in you as you have received it in your life? Your word has revived me. Your word has refreshed me. Your word has strengthened me. You have used your word to change my heart. You have used your word to transform my mind. Your word has allowed me to think your thoughts. You word has strengthened me to walk in your ways. You word has been like a sword to fight in me, with me and for me. You word has made me able to stand against evil. Your word has made me able to resist temptation. It has been my delight to hear you speaking to me in and through your word. It has been my joy to meet with you in your word. Your word has taught me. Your word has trained me. Your word has molded and helped my life. Your word has helped me to be a witness for you in the world. In every way you are using your word to make me more like you. Yes, I am. This is what your word has done for me as I have received it into my life. My work will continue in you as you receive my word into your life.
Lord, I believe in your word. I enthusiastically welcome your word into my life. I will meditate on and memorize your word. I will put your word into practice. Use your word to change my heart and transform my mind. Guide all I think, say and do by your word. Amen
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