The LORD merely spoke,
and the heavens were created.
He breathed the word,
and all the stars were born.
He assigned the sea its boundaries
and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs.
Let the whole world fear the LORD,
and let everyone stand in awe of Him.
For when He spoke, the world began!
It appeared at His command.
Faith is treating the Word of God as you would treat the Lord Jesus if he were personally present.
I’ll be honest here, sometimes, days go by and I haven’t picked up the Bible one time. There have also been weeks and months when that happened. I can say I treasure the word of God, that I believe in the word of God, that I have been transformed by the word of God, that I have been healed by the word of God, but sometimes, it’s just easy to put it aside. There, I’ve said it.
I think if I could really get my mind around the fact that the word of God should be treated the same way I would treat (hope to treat) Jesus were he personally present as Bosworth said, then I wouldn’t leave it sitting, unread.
“The Bible is far more than a doctrinal guidebook. God’s Word generates life, creates faith,
produces change, frightens the Devil,
causes miracles, heals hurts, builds character,
cleanses our minds,
brings things into being,
and guarantees our future forever!
We cannot live without the Word of God!
Never take it for granted.
You should consider it as essential to your life as food.
Job said, “I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread”.
When all is said and done, God’s word will stand. When the doctors reports are conflicting, when words spoken to you in anger cut to the bone, when a loss is so great that words fail, God’s word will still prevail. I don’t know about you, but I can surely use a miracle right about now, actually more than one. I could use joy and hope and the ability to overcome adversity and I could really use character building. And I can find these things in God’s word. He didn’t give it lightly, He hasn’t forgotten it, He didn’t speak it impulsively, He watches over His word to perform what it says in our lives. What an amazing gift!
Father, You have revealed Yourself to me in Your word and You have also revealed myself to me. I am lost without You; I need You every minute of every day, even if I don’t acknowledge that fact. I need Your word, thank You for giving it to me and standing behind it and causing it to have its perfect work accomplished in me. Forgive me for the times I have not treasured it like I should and help me to not take it for granted. I ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
- He SPOKE! (bloggedponderings.wordpress.com)
- “A More Sure Word” (kylecoker00.wordpress.com)
- Angela Greenig: God Is Speaking To You In Your Storm – What Is He Saying to You? (soundofheavenblog.wordpress.com)
- God Has Perfectly Preserved His Pure Word to Every Generation (ourfathershavetoldus.wordpress.com)
- Cre-Struction (20lrcblog.wordpress.com)