After attending a local conference last night, this quote from the pastor who preached remained in my mind the most.
It was like God was increasing my faith in him. Just like the preacher said before he started his sermon. "Everyone in this room is going to receive a jolt in their faith".
And I definitely did!!! Thank you Jesus!! : )
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
The word of God is more than just a book with the title as the Holy Bible.
It's his power.
I never really viewed it that way until last night.
When Jesus was walking the earth the bible wasn't available to anyone.
Because the word was walking around with them, God who came into flesh was already among them.
John 1: 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 1: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Now we have the bible because in it is his word, and his word has power.
Hebrews 4:12 - For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Jeremiah 23:29 - [Is] not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer [that] breaketh the rock in pieces?
Psalms 119:105 - NUN. Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Romans 10:17 - So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
John 17:17 - Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
There are countless miracles, promises, words of wisdom and other verses on every page that testify to the power of God.
When we read it do we merely look at it as verses or do we hide it in our heart for it to take root , grow and flourish in our life.
What is the benefit of God's power in our life, God's word in our life?
It sets us free, it changes and transforms our minds, our way of being, testifies to who God is, it comforts, it tells us what God thinks about us, it has life, and God also uses his word to speak to us.
I can go on and on about the word of God. It's just so powerful because it's His word!
In my mind this is how I see it: when you open up the word of God, it's like God is sitting right next to you conversing with you. Speaking life into you and whatever situation you're going through.
So, I encourage you don't look at the bible as just a book filled with verses written by dead apostles and disciples of Jesus Christ. It's more than that it's His word and His word has power.
Stay in God's Peace, not in pieces : )