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Friday, January 31, 2020

Life-Changing Word

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
—Hebrews 4:12 (NLT)

Scripture has something to say about itself. Scripture clearly reveals its power. The Word divides between soul and spirit—joint and marrow. From the spiritual to the mental to the physical, the Word changes and defines us. It is alive, breathing ultimate healing into a hungry soul—peace into a breaking heart—truth into a mind upon which the enemy tries to etch lies—life into my dry bones which ache to live. The Word slices through doubt and speaks faith. It exposes the wrong attitudes and desires of my heart. It opens my mind to listen to His instruction and to trust His truth. 

The Word of God inspires me not only to believe what it says but also trust its message. My life changes because of its truth. I can trust God's Word for every moment of my life. Its very nature is timeless! It is unchanging, and just like God, it is the same yesterday, today, and forever. I can believe its direction for all the circumstances I face, and for the decisions I make. 

“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven,” the Word declares, “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). 

The Word has a purpose, and the Holy Spirit reveals it to me when I open my soul to its life-changing message. I can stand on what it says. I can believe in its promises. As I study and seek His truth, the Holy Spirit breathes revelation understanding into my mind, changing the attitudes and desires of my heart. 

The Word reveals God’s truth about who Jesus Christ is in our lives, and the finished work He alone accomplishes. Jesus is the final message of the Word—the complete and eternal truth of God’s love for us. Each truth revealed in His Word points to the gift of His life for ours.  He came ‑not to condemn us of sin but to save us from it. His love frees us from who we were and gives us new life in Him.

Do you believe His truth?  Do you experience contentment and peace? Do you live a joyful and abundant life? His Word goes out from His mouth and does not return without accomplishing the purpose for which He sent it. You are His purpose. Allow Him to show you.

© 2020 Lynn Lacher

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