As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11 (NIV)
Working in Your Life
My word is working in your life. My word will accomplish the purpose for which I have sent it. Do you know what I purpose and plan to do in your life with my word? Is that something I can know? What do you think? I don’t think you would ask me a question I could not answer, at least, not very often. Tell me then why I have given you my word? You have given me your word so that I can know you and your thoughts. You want to reveal yourself and your will to me. It is not your plan to hide yourself from me. So, I have made myself available to you so I can listen attentively to all that you want to say to me. I don’t want to miss out on even one word you want to say to me. You have gone to great lengths to make yourself known to me. That’s right. What else? You have given me your word so that I can think your thoughts and do your will. Knowing your thoughts and your will has shown me how much higher and better your ways are than mine. Knowing your thoughts and your ways has helped me to forsake my own thoughts and ways. I want your word to have free reign in my life. I now know that it is your plan to change my heart and transform my mind as I meditate on your word. Yes, it is. What else? As you change my heart and transform my mind with your word you are also making me able to bear fruit for your kingdom and glory. Just as a rainstorm or a snowstorm waters the earth so is your word refreshing, renewing, and sustaining my life. Your word is causing me to grow into the person you want me to be. Your word is helping me to do what you have called me to do for you. Your word has been my guide. You have taught me to wait and to listen to your word. You have shown me how to rest in your presence so that I can hear from you. You are guiding every step of my life by your word. Your word has become my delight. Yes, it has. What else? As I bear fruit for your kingdom and glory I am filled with great joy and peace because I know that I am doing what pleases you. I am fulfilling the purpose for which you made me. There is nothing I want more in life than to know you and do your will. There is nothing I want more in life than to have your will accomplished in my life. So, I invite you to speak to me. I am here to listen to your word. I am ready to follow and obey you. I want what you want. I want your word to accomplish everything you have in your mind and in your plan that you have spoken. I welcome your word to work in my life. That is very good.
Lord, thank you for refreshing and sustaining my life by your word. Your word has been my guide. Your word has shown me that your thoughts and ways are higher than mine. Your word has helped me to bear fruit for you. Your word has given me peace and joy. Amen
Key Question… What purposes and plans has God’s word been able to accomplish in and through your life?
Living It Out… Allow God’s word to feed and refresh your life so that He will be able to accomplish His purposes in and through you.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that God will use His word to accomplish His purposes and plans in and through your life.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group what God’s word has accomplished in and through your life.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you allow God to use His word to accomplish His purposes and plans in and through your life.
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