The Power of God’s Word

I’m reminded again today of the power and life that comes from a daily reading and saturation of the Scripture in our lives. We live in an ‘Information Age’ but if that information doesn’t speak life and hope and truth into us it is simply just noise. Listen to God’s word to Joshua:

“Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”

Words like ‘meditate’ or ‘be careful to obey’ and ‘give careful attention to’ all ask us for more than a casual glance. 2 Timothy 3:14-17 challenges us to be convinced of the power & authority of Scripture. “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

If we want more out of life we must guard our time and attention to God’s word. It will become a bedrock of truth to guide and inspire our life. Walk with Him daily through the pages of scripture and reap the promised benefits and blessings that come from knowing him. A steady intake of God’s word will…

Quiet your spirit,

Enlighten your path

Sharpen your perception

Clarify your direction

Increase your faith

Enlarge your view of God

Keep you aware of God’s presence and power

Guide you to success

Will you give God’s word your time and attention today?

Mike Taylor