“So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”(Isaiah 55:11, NIV).
When we dig into God’s Word, we learn about his indescribable power and greatness. God can create whatever he wants, even out of nothing! God’s counsel and his plans stand forever. We can either place ourselves in a position to receive his blessing or not. God’s Word is powerful. Active. It accomplishes. Wherever it is sent, it prospers. To fulfill God’s purposes, we need to absorb all that is contained in God’s Word. As we do so, we learn more about the mind of God and open ourselves to receive his direction. By his Word we are renewed inwardly. His Word is like discovering the treasure of treasures: “For those who find me find life and receive favor from the Lord” (Proverbs 8:35, NIV).
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day”(2 Corinthians 4:16, NIV). Only the Word of God can renew us and give us true direction. All other pursuits are in vain if they are substitutes for the Word of God in our lives.
The bottom line? There is no way for one to be an effective Converterlator without knowing the Word of God. Along with the Holy Spirit, the Word is the primary means for bringing transformation to our values, attitudes, and mindset. It is also the means for nourishing and fueling the very roots of our being. It is by God’s Word that we learn about the will of God and how to implement and execute the plans he reveals to us through his Word.
With our access to technology these days, there are many ways to access God’s Word! If you have a Bible, start reading it today and select a verse for memorization and meditation. Go online and access a reading program; two that are popular and easily available are through www.biblegateway.com and www.navigators.org. Many Christian organizations also offer great Bible reading helps through their websites including www.godresources.org and kingdomnomics.com.
Unlike other written documents, God’s Word is living and powerful. One of my favorite Bible verses is Hebrews 4:12, the verse that opened this chapter: “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” (NIV84). God’s Word works in us and through us! Every day, we need to have his Word actively operating in our lives.
How much of God’s Word do you have memorized? How can you make this a priority in your life?
Converterlators know the Word of God and allow it to actively operate in their lives on a daily basis.
Link to Chapter 7 of Converterlator, “Soaking Our Minds in God’s Word” and/or article “Soak, Sow, Flow” under Supernatural Relationship