The other night I had a dream that we were driving in the mountains, we turned a corner and people were in the middle of the street where they had fallen on the ice and snow. Slipping and sliding they could not find their footing.
The dream reminds me of what is happening in our world. People are slipping and sliding in life, stumbling and falling because they are not rooted in the word of God. A firm footing can’t be found without God’s word, and God’s guidance can’t be received without knowing The Word – Jesus Christ.
Throughout the Bible, this statement is made… “The word of the Lord came to…” God’s word came to people to guide them, warn them, and bring encouragement. God continues speaking, yet I wonder how many will listen. Would we know the word of the Lord if it came to us? Reading the word of the Lord, the Bible, helps us to know and hear The Word.
Jesus, the Word, became flesh and dwelt among us, and now for those who invite Him into their lives, He dwells within them. As we dwell in the life given through Jesus Christ, we become united in His Spirit. Jesus said His sheep hear His voice, they know Him, and they follow Him (John 10:27). The Word dwells in us and His Holy Spirit brings guidance, comfort, and encouragement. Jesus is the Life, and with a relationship with Him we dwell in His life.
As we read God’s word, we are reading The Word, and are given insight and wisdom not found in this world. God’s word is filled with power, is active and alive, bringing living water renewal to thirsty souls.
Renew your mind with scripture, fill your thoughts with His word, study and meditate on the words in the Bible. God’s word is an indispensable weapon in the fight against demonic forces and the lies of the enemy. God’s word brings healing, hope, joy, wisdom, encouragement, perfect peace, setting you free and bringing light to guide your feet and a lamp for your path. Every time you read God’s word, the truth will dwell deeper in your life as you dwell deeper in the One who brings life.
“Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action), So that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.” ~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (AMPC)
“This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.” ~ Joshua 1:8 (AMPC)
“For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.” ~ Hebrews 4:12 (AMPC)
“Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who … his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night. And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].” ~ Psalm 1:1-3 (AMPC)
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