For The Word Of God Is Living And Active

The Word Centered Life - Day 5 - Hebrews 4:12 - For The Word Of God Is Living And Active - Growing As Disciples

The Word Centered Life – Day 5 – Hebrews 4:12 – For The Word Of God Is Living And Active – Growing As Disciples

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) 

Be Thankful 

You can be thankful for that. I can be thankful for what? You can be thankful that my word is living and active. My word is like a sharp double-edged sword. My word will penetrate deeply within you. You will be changed as you meet with me in my word. I will use my word to change your heart. I will use my word to transform your mind. I will use my word to guard and guide your life. Not a thought or word or action of yours will be left untouched by my word. My word will make all your thoughts and words and action brand new as it dwells in you. For this I am thankful.

My word is as relevant today as when it was first written. My word will jump off the page and speak powerfully into your life. At times, you will think that certain words were written just for you. You will receive wisdom from my word. You will receive hope and peace and joy as you listen attentively to me speaking to you through my word. For this I am thankful.

Don’t wander away from my word. Keep my word ever before you. My word will mold and shape you. My word will prune your life. My word will make it so you can bear an abundance of fruit for my kingdom. My word will make it so you can bring glory to my name. My word working in you, will make you shine as a bright and bold witness in the darkness of this world. For this I am thankful. 

Let my word dwell in you richly. Think deeply about all I am saying to you. Take a firm grip on my word so that it will take a firm grip on you. You will find protection from my word. My word will make you able to resist temptation and fight against evil. Your faith and hope and trust in me will grow as you remain in my word. For this I am thankful.

Your word is beyond compare. There is no place I would rather be than meeting with you in your word. There is nothing I would do than listen to all that you have to say to me. So, I will meet with you daily in your word. I will hide your word in my heart. I will treasure your word above all else. That will be very good.

Heavenly Father, I know that your word is living and active. I know that you will use your word like a sword to work in me, for me, and through me. Deeply penetrate my heart with your word. Use your word to change all the thoughts and attitudes of my heart. Amen

Key Question…  How are you allowing God’s word to penetrate your heart so it can do its life changing work in you?

Living It Out…  Allow God’s word to guard and guide all your thoughts and words and actions.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that God will use His word to change your heart, transform your mind, and guide your life.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how you are allowing God’s to penetrate deeply into your heart.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you allow God’s word to penetrate you so it can transform the thoughts and attitudes of your heart.

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Living And Active

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 29 - Hebrews 4:12 - Living And Active - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 29 – Hebrews 4:12 – Living And Active – Growing As Disciples

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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Living And Active

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 138 - Hebrews 4:12 - Living And Active - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 138 – Hebrews 4:12 – Living And Active – Growing As Disciples

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)

Your Work 

I welcome you to do your work in me. How do you think I will do my work in you? What tool do you think I will use to do my work in you? You will use a wide variety of tools to do your work in me. That’s true. But, do I have a primary tool that I will use to do my work in you? Yes, you do. You will use your word to do your work in me. I’m glad that you know this to be true. Why is that? Some believe that they can take or leave my word. Some think that it is up to them to accept or reject portions of my word. What do you think about that? I think that if I reject portions of your word I do so at my own peril. I would never set myself up as an authority that has the wisdom to accept or reject portions of your word. I am not the evaluator of your word. Your word is the evaluator of me. I am not the corrector of your word. Your word is the corrector of me. To think otherwise would be incredibly foolish and prideful. No, I will humbly accept all that your word has to say to me. It is my delight to take your word deep into my heart and mind and life. I am thankful that you have been using your word to form all my thoughts and words and actions. You have used your word to guard and guide the entire course of my life. Your word has been changing my heart and transforming my mind. Your word has made me able to resist temptation and stand against evil Your word has richly blessed my life. I can’t get enough of your word. I delight to hear you speaking to me. I will hold on to your word. I will believe your promises. That is very good.

I have more to say. I’m listening. Your word has helped me to come to know and to love and to follow and serve you. For that, I am thankful beyond what my words can express. You have revived and refreshed and restored me by your word. You have lifted me up and encouraged me with your word. It is the delight of my life to meet with you daily in your word. Speak to me Lord, I am listening. Yes, you are and that is very good. 

Lord, your word is true. Your word is right. Your word is trustworthy. I will rely on your word. Use your word to do your work in my life. Use your word to form all my thoughts, words, and actions. Guard and guide the entire course of my life with your word. Amen

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Living And Active

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - God's Word - Living And Active - Hebrews 4:12 - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – God’s Word – Living And Active – Hebrews 4:12 – Growing As Disciples

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)

Surgery

You’re sick. I don’t feel sick. Actually, I feel just fine. I’m not talking about how you look or feel. You’re not? What are you talking about then? I’m talking about the condition of your heart. Is this going to be a painful discussion? It may be. Let me ask you a question. If you knew that you were sick, would you be willing to have surgery if it would make you well? Of course I would. Do you think that the surgery might hurt you? Yes, I’m sure that it would. Why then would you be willing to subject yourself to it? Because I would know that after a period of recovery, I would be well. So the surgery would be worth it? Yes, it would.

How about the surgeon, would you let just about anyone operate on you? No, I’d carefully consider their experience and track record of success. You would need to be convinced that they knew what they were doing and had your best interests in mind? Yes absolutely, otherwise I would never subject myself to their surgery.

How about me, how do you like my level of experience? Do you think that I know what I’m talking about? Am I experienced enough for you? What is my track record of success? You have a lot of questions today. Yes, I do. But it comes down to one question. What’s that? Do you trust me? Yes Lord, I trust you. Why is that? I know that you love me and have my best interest in mind. I know that there is no one who has your level of wisdom, knowledge or experience. I can count on you.

Let’s talk about the surgeon’s tools. If the surgeon didn’t have the right tools or if they were defective, would their experience or track record matter? No, I suppose that using the wrong or defective tools could bring catastrophic results. You’ve got that right.

So, if I say that you are sick, what are you going to think? I’m going to think that’ I’m sick. If I tell you that I want to do some surgery in your life, are you going to be afraid? No, I’m not going to be afraid because I trust you. You know what you are doing. I know that you will make me well.

The tool that I will be using in your surgery is my word. Do you think that I have the proper tool with which to operate? Yes Lord, you do. I know that your word is living and active. It is powerful. It can penetrate deep into my thoughts, motives and actions. It can change and heal my heart and transform my mind. Yes, it can.

The big question is will you let me operate on your heart and mind? Yes Lord, I will. But I’m not sure how to do that. When you deeply consider my word and let it penetrate your heart, mind, and life, I will be doing surgery to make you well. The choice is yours.        

Lord, I welcome your word into my life. Use your word to change the thoughts and attitudes of my heart. Cut out of my heart and life anything that is not pleasing to you. Heal and strengthen my heart by your word so that I can live fully for you. Amen

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