God’s Word

Jul 17, 2017  |     |   General

     Have you ever sat down to read the Bible and felt like you were trying to force something to happen? I have. I’ve opened my Bible before, closed my eyes, opened to a particular passage, and started reading, hoping it would be exactly what I needed to hear! But then, it usually ends up being something that has nothing to do with my circumstances. 
     We’ve all been there, trying so hard to make a connection with God and ending up frustrated. God doesn’t want His word to make us feel pressure; He wants His word to make us feel light and free. He doesn’t want us to come to Him feeling stressed; He wants us to come to Him feeling blessed, and knowing His word is making a difference in our lives beyond what we may feel in the moment. 
     God’s word is more than an instruction manual. It’s not just a list of do’s and don’ts. His word is a love letter. When we read it His love empowers us and deposits His strength into us. That is because His word is alive and will change your life. When we read scripture, we have to know that God is breathing His life into us. He is refreshing our spirits and directing our paths. Don’t run from the Bible, run to the Bible and receive His love because God wants to do something great in you!

For the word of God is alive 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. –Hebrews 4:12

Dawn Lindsey
Communications Specialist