THE WORD WORKS

A simple “I love you” can take root in a person’s heart and change them. Hearing “I believe in you” or “you’re special” makes all the difference to children- and confident adults. Likewise, disparaging words can wreak havoc on anyone’s life.

Our words are powerful. How much more are His?

Over the centuries, people have used God’s Word for many powerful purposes. Some have seen it as a rule book. There are people who find it so unlike any other book that they won’t approach it without an intercessor. People have used it to punish, dehumanize, build up, excuse, justify, and permit any number of wrongs.

On the other hand, many have found God’s Word to be a valuable self-help book. It has been used in diverse and plentiful ways to teach morality. The Bible has informed cultures and governments. On a more personal level, it has been used to encourage and to build up.

But Scripture isn’t a tool for us to use and mold as we find convenient.

God’s Word- breathed by Him upon us- is alive and active.

His Word is at Work.

A weapon we wield, a light for our path, a refuge we run to, Scripture does more than work for us. God’s Word works in us. <<click to tweet>>

In 1 Thessalonians 2:13, Paul thanks God:

“because, when you received the word of God…you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe.”

As Christians, the Holy Spirit uses the God-breathed Word to breathe new life into believers. His Word works in us to:

Equip us. Correct us. Teach us. Train us.

Guide us. Bless us. Grow us.

Free us. Transform us. Exhort us. Sustain us.

Flow through us.

(all those links are to Scripture- breathe it in!!)

We don’t always feel like God’s Word really works in our culture, our circumstances, or our lives. But He does- and it does.

I’ve experienced this in my own life and study of Scripture. I know many others have too.

For several upcoming Mondays, some wonderful bloggers will be sharing posts in this series reflecting on how God’s Word Works in their lives. Each Wednesday, I’ll reflect on a particular Word from His Word related to each blogger’s post.

We would love for you to join us as we praise the Lord and rejoice in His Work in our lives through the Word! 

Join in this multi-week series of bloggers sharing how God’s Word has worked in their lives! <<Click to Tweet>>

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0 Replies to “THE WORD WORKS

  1. Bethany, I love how you highlight that God’s word works in us. It truly amazes me that He does this! And we can hold onto the truth that no culture, no life is too hard for God’s word to work within. I’m so thankful for that. 🙂

    I’m looking forward to this series. 🙂

    1. Nothing too hard and nothing that He didn’t plan for- His Words always offer reply! I’m so thankful for that, too. And so looking forward to it! Excited : )

  2. I love God’s Word, it certainly can stand alone and do amazing things all by itself. I don’t like misuse of it either – it’s the wrong kind of spirit using God’s wonderful powerful words.

  3. What a GREAT IDEA for a series, friend. (So sad I can’t take part, but thanks for your invitation.) I will be following this series. I love some of your thoughts today about how God’s Word WORKS! It’s true. Your post makes me want to stand on top of my chair and shout hallelujah here. (You know how I love God’s Word.)

    Good work, Bethany!!!!

    1. Thank you so much Betsy! Sad you couldn’t join this time, but I know the Lord is using and blessing you in many things right now : ) And grateful you are following along- so much fun to be standing on chairs getting excited in praise together!!

  4. Yes, his Words is living and active, and has the ability to transform lives! So excited to see what HE has in store for this series, Bethany. Thank you!

    1. Transformative words- that’s what I’m so looking forward too and enjoying now in His Word! Do you know it is with the same voice that He spoke the world into motion that He speaks the words of His Word into our lives?? Isn’t that amazing! Excited for your words! : )

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