For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)
Living And Active
I’m glad that your word is living and active. I’m also happy that your word is powerful and effective. Why is that? Your word is just as relevant today as when it was first written. I can’t tell you the number of times something from your word jumped off the page and has spoken powerfully into my life. How has my word spoken into your life? Your word has changed everything about me. You have used your word to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. Your word has made me able to think your thoughts and walk in your ways. Your word has helped form the thoughts of my mind, words of my mouth and the deeds of my life. Your word has led me where you wanted me to go. Your word has given me what you wanted me to do. Yes, my word has done all these things for you.
How has my word been guarding, guiding and protecting your life? Your word has been like a sword fighting in me, with me, for me and through me. Give me an example. Let’s say that I have had a thought in mind that involves a certain course of action. Over time, I might have rationalized my particular thought and determined my course of action. Your word has often cut right through my rationalizations and shown me that my course of action was not good or right or pleasing to you. Your word has stopped me in my tracks. Your word has changed my course. Your word has prevented me from doing what was not your will. That’s good. How about giving me another example. Let’s say that I have been under attack by the devil and all his evil. A thought process and taking an evil action is before me. My thoughts and actions are hanging in the balance. I could go either way. I could succumb to temptation and evil or I could resist temptation and fight against evil. Your word has come to my defense. Your word has come to my aid. Your word has been in my heart and on my mind. Your word has fought for me against the devil and all his evil that was all around me. Your word has made me able to say no to the devil and yes to you. Your word has made me able to live the life you have called me to live. That is very good. Yes, it is and for that I am very thankful.
Lord, I will listen attentively to your word. I will allow your word to mold and shape me. I will allow your word to guard and guide the course of my life. I will allow your word to change my heart and transform my mind. Speak to me Lord, I am listening to you. Amen
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