How do we tap into God's power for our life. Do we really believe that it is available to us? Have you given much thought to this? Where does it come from? The Power of God in our lives comes from His precious Word. The sacred scriptures hold all the power that we will ever need. The God-breathed, Holy Spirit-inspired, indestructible, eternal and uncompromising Word of God.
God Almighty has supreme authority over all and it is through the amazing and powerful Word of God that He exercises that authority over all of creation. Through the inspired Book of the Lord, God speaks to man and makes His will known to us.
When we pick up the bible, we need to pick it up with reverence. We need to lift it up to our hearts in awe and wonder. We need to cherish it for the beautiful treasure that it is to us! In our hands we can hold the uttered words of God that can bring us life or bring us death. Just think about that!
God's Word is light for our darkness and strength for our weariness. It gives hope where there is only helplessness and it gives cleansing to the depraved soul. It brings grace and mercy to the wounded of spirit and it shines bright the path for the lost to follow.
And yet.... we neglect it and we fail to tap into that amazing power that our God so lovingly and graciously provided for us. And all we have to do is pick up His Holy book. Open it up. And read it.
But we must read it with expectancy. Expectancy of spirit. And we must read it with an open heart. Ready to receive the blessings that pour forth from it like a well springing forth a gushing fountain of water! It is ours to claim if we would just receive it into our hearts and believe that what it says is true.
God's Word. A.W. Tozer says, "It is our terror and our hope. If we engage it in faith, humility and obedience, it gives life, cleanses, feeds and defends. If we close it in unbelief or ignore it or resist it, it will accuse us before the God who gave it."
Can we afford to neglect such a powerful thing? God's Word is life to us! It is the vehicle that He uses to speak to our hearts. To guide us. To lead us. To instruct us. And when we believe it down into the marrow of our bones and engage it, God begins to do a mighty work in our hearts and lives.
Oh, how I love the precious Holy Word of God!
Do we want to be empowered by God? By the Holy Spirit? If we do, we need to begin taking the Word of God seriously!
"Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God"
If we aren't seeking the Word, studying the Word and seriously abiding by the Word, how will our faith ever grow? The truth of the matter is, it won't. Our faith will only flounder and fizzle if we aren't keeping ourselves rooted in the scriptures. The scriptures must have great authority in our lives if we desire to live lives that glorify and magnify His Name.
We water down the Word's authority and importance when we neglect it. We weaken its authority when we don't heed it and obey it. We negate the power of our Lord and Savior when we don't ascribe to Him the authority and sovereignty that is His! What a tragedy!
Let's begin to truly reverence the Holy Word of God. Let's begin to read it with hearts that desire to be rooted deep in His Word and with a fervency for it to become more precious to us every day.
Breathe on us, O breath of God, and speak to us from the pages of your Holy Word. May we read it with expectant and hungry hearts. May we read it with acknowledgement of Your divine and Holy authority and cling tightly to the promise and power that it holds. May we read it like we may never get the chance to read it again.....
"Thy Word have I hid in mine heart,
that I might not sin against Thee"