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  • Writer's pictureGracie Berney

The Word of God

Whatever difference you are looking to make this year, I guarantee you will find the necessary tools in the Word of God. -GB

Hello friend and welcome back to another week. Thank you for faithfully coming back to this blog and reading these posts.


This week I am very excited because I feel like God is already doing something special in the hearts of a lot of believers all over the world. I was listening to a podcast (sometime over the week) and got the privilege of hearing the story of a Christian lady who has been smuggling Bibles to countries where access is restricted. Also in another episode of the podcast, I got to hear testimonies from other Christians who are doing amazing work in reaching the lost for Christ.


With all of this excitement, I also noticed a commonality among the stories: The difference came because of the Word of God.


The older I get, the more I realize that there is a notable difference in the life of a committed Christian; and as I pray and study, I have come to the conclusion that it is the Word of God (which is the focus of the post for this week).


Hebrews 4 :12 states "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." [KJV]


In today's society, there is an endless amount of motivational and self-help products to help you live your best life (or so it seems). And while, there's nothing wrong with trying to be a better person, none of those things are powerful enough to change you much less discern the thoughts of your heart.


However, the Word of God can and will (if you let it).


In the last couple weeks we have talked about having the right heart posture and also trusting God's hand to lead the way. But the question for today is how do we check out heart posture and how do we continue to trust the hand of God even in difficult circumstances?


Well, my answer to you is this: "the Word of God."


Any amount of time in the Word always invokes conviction or the desire to improve in some aspect of your life. That is how quick and powerful the Word of God is. Not only is it quick and powerful, but it has the power to discern even the secret things of the heart.


Betrayal and deception are two things God hates, yet you see them almost everywhere today. However, an individual that is wholeheartedly studying the Word, will not be comfortable carrying out either sin. Why? Because the Word will bring conviction.


With conviction comes repentance and with repentance comes a desire to tell others about the good news of Jesus and His redemptive work.


Conclusion

While prayer is very important, hearing from God is equally if not more important. One of the best ways to do so is by reading His Word.


What areas of your life are you struggling with? What lessons, decisions, changes... do you need to make? My friend, I encourage you to read the Word. It is Spirit and life. Whatever difference you are looking to make this year, I guarantee you will find the necessary tools in the Word of God.


Even though we are already into the new year, if you haven't been reading the Bible daily, I implore you to do so. Find a daily plan or come up with your own. Spending time in the Word daily will change your life.



Challenge


1. Start a Bible reading plan today. And if you can't find one you like, then start at the beginning.

2. Meditate on Hebrews 4:12


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