“For the word of God is living 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.”

Hebrews 4:12 NIV

The King James Version of the Bible says that the word of God is quick and powerful. The blessed man in Psalm 1 encountered a life that was prosperous and productive because he delighted in God’s word and meditated on it day and night. He was like a tree planted by the streams of water which yielded its fruit in season and his leaves never withered and whatever he did, he prospered at it.

The word of God is able to bring us from a place of lack and barrenness to a place of abundance and prosperity. The word of God can rescue us from a place of anxiety and distress and restore us to a place of peace, preserving our well-being, even in the midst of duress. The word of God can provide healing, deliverance, restoration, renewal and bring forth life from death. The word of God is His expressed plan, purpose and promise to the believer of what they should expect from Him, according to His word, in order to experience fulfillment in a faith relationship with Him as we walk by faith.

The word of God is an invitation for the reader to encounter an interactive relationship with its Author and experience the authority and power it provides as the reader engages the Author in allowing Him to work in and through them to bring about what is written in His word. The blessed man in Psalm 1 can attribute his prosperity and production to the action and disposition (attitude) of delighting in God’s law and meditating on it. The Apostle Paul (see Inspired to Share His Grace) declared that it was God’s energy (His word and His Spirit) that worked wonderfully within him as he labored to share God’s grace and truth with others. There is an encounter God desires us to have we can only experience with Him through His word.

May God bless you and help you to live by the authority and power of His word, as you spend time with Him in His word, so you may experience the fullness of life Christ came for us to have.

  1. kathleenarban@yahoo.com says:

    Thanks Cortland! Timely as always! Do you have the kids on Sat?

    Sent from my iPhone


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