Finally, brothers, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you. And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men, for not everyone has faith. But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:1-3 (NIV)
Spread My Word
Will you honor my word? Will you take my word into your heart and mind and life? Will you hunger and thirst for my word? Will you value my word just as if it were more valuable silver or gold or any earthly treasure? Will you allow my word to change your heart, transform your mind and guide your life? Will you look intently into my word? Will you allow my word to dwell in you richly? Will you allow my word to form the thoughts of your mind, words of your mouth and deeds of your life? Will you let my word guard and guide your life? Will you allow my word to make you able to resist temptation and stand against evil? Will you read my word? Will you study my word? Will you memorize and meditate on my word? Will you teach and proclaim my word? Will you pray my word? Will you grab a hold of my word so it can grab a hold of you? Finally, will you put my word into practice? You have asked me a lot of questions. That’s right, I have asked you a lot of questions for which there is only one answer, if you will truly honor my word. That’s what I thought. To say no to any one of your questions would be dishonoring to your word. That’s true.
I can only say yes to you not because I have no choice, but because I have no other desire. It will be no sacrifice for me to honor your word. If I say that I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength, which I do, how could I not also love the words that have come out of your heart and mind and life? How could I not want to honor everything you have to say to me? How could I not passionately desire that your word will grow and flourish in my life? How could I not want your word to spread rapidly to others just as it has to me. I will pray diligently and work heartily to see that your word will be honored and spread all around the world. Use me for this purpose. Use me for this plan. Yes, I will use you to honor and spread my word far and wide to others all over the world. Thank you, Lord!
Lord, it is my desire to honor and accept your word into my life. You have used your word to change my heart, transform my mind, guide and guard my life. It is my prayer that you will use me to honor and spread your word to others as it has been to me. Amen
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