In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The Word was God in the beginning. The Word is God now.
All Scripture is God-breathed.
—2 Timothy 3:16a
The Word is the actual breath of God.
Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
God breathed His life into the man He had created, and that man came to life.
The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
For the word of God is alive 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.
The Spirit of God created me, and the actual breath of God—the Word—gives me life. God lives in me, and His Word lives in me. But is His Word active in me? Does it penetrate my heart, revealing Truth to change my life? Do I allow it to judge my thoughts and attitudes?
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.
Do I allow God, who lives and breathes His life into me, to nourish and transform my life? Have I even become acquainted with the gift of His Word that is within me? God promises that His spoken Word will not return to Him without accomplishing His purpose in my life. But for that to happen, I must know the Word living in me intimately. When its purpose is accomplished, His Word returns to Him, drawing me closer to Him.
The Holy Spirit of the living God is in me. He is the Word in me. I want to know the beautiful gift of grace that lives in me! God has given me all that I need “for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). His living Word teaches and guides my life, training me with loving correction when needed.
God became flesh as Jesus, and died to give His life to us! This is the greatest love! The righteousness of Christ lives within us. Sin no longer condemns us. We are set free by the Good News of the Gospel. The Word fulfills its life-giving message in us.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
—1 John 4:10
God’s life-giving message is that we are loved. He reveals His love through His Word that lives within us. I want a greater revelation of His love for me. Don’t you?
©2020 Lynn Lacher