A Sonburst of Revelation to Grow By: POWER OF THE WORD
God’s Word is powerful and we need to sow the truths of his Word into the soil of our hearts, giving it a chance to grow and work inside of us. I like to think of God’s Word as if it is powerful medicine. In order for medicine to work in us we need to swallow it and internalize it. We must do the same with the Word of God. We need to read it, get it inside of us, and actually internalize it.
The more we soak in God’s Word and the more we reflect on it, the more we will be empowered by the Holy Spirit to apply it to our lives. The verses in the following Sonburst illustrate this truth.
Deuteronomy 8:3 says, “People do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.” Our very relationship with God is given life by his Word. It may seem difficult to think past our daily food, but our life with God is sustained by his Word.
I believe this verse is further illuminated for us by John 6:63: “The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” Jesus is the one speaking in this passage and he tells us, “the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life” (emphasis added). These are the words of power for our everyday living! Our life is actually empowered by the very words of God. In what ways would your life truly be transformed if you were to read and apply God’s Word to your life situations every single day?
As we continue to reflect on the principle of power in the Word of God, I am reminded of Hebrews 4:12: “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires” (emphasis added). Those are powerful words. When I am frustrated or exhausted or discouraged, I think back to this verse and am reminded of the power of God’s Word to act. When I take time to think about God’s Word, the Holy Spirit gives me clarity to deal with the situations going on in my life.
I am often reminded of 1 Thessalonians 2:13:
We never stop thanking God that when you received his message from us, you didn’t think of our words as mere human ideas. You accepted what we said as the very word of God—which, of course, it is. And this word continues to work in you who believe.
This word continues to work in you. Son Power is released in us through God’s Word!
As we read and study and apply God’s Word to our lives, we will be transformed … and we will be empowered. Son Power flows out of us as God’s Word works in us.