I love the Word. There is a passion and a joy when it’s consumed each day. One thing I wonder about as a body of believers is if we are forgetting the power of His Word and of the Sword we hold in our hands.
Here is what I mean by that. It seems for the last few years there have been books written and sermons discussed about God’s grace and the beauty of His forgiveness of our sins. How we may rebel at times and yet can run back to the Cross because grace awaits us at the altar of our churches. But, what I’m afraid we may not be doing enough of, or maybe avoiding, is having a healthy discussion on how to fight back with the Word and turn from our sin, our bad decisions, or even in our crisis’.
I know I’m using all this “spiritual” jargon but think about it? Did God who sent His only Son that He raised up only to be beaten and bruised for mine and yours sin? To be buried and raised from the dead so that all can believe? Yes, but the story doesn’t end there. Don’t forget that Jesus knew that at any time a mighty army of angels would have came to His rescue. Instead, He endured the trials, He endured the temptations from the devil himself, for our sins because He knew the end result and He knew the power of the Word.
So we ask others to accept Christ as their Savior forgetting to tell them that there is an enemy in this world that wants to steal everything you have, kill your dreams and visions over your life, and that he wants to destroy you, your family, your finances, your life. Then what happens? It gets too hard. Fear and doubt creep in and suddenly the life of sin and rebellion looks so much easier before - “I think I’ll go back”.
My point is this, whether you are a new Christian or a mature one, if you don’t have the Sword of the Word in you, you will never know how to fight.
When it seems as though you can’t go another day – I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength - Philippians 4:13 The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in Him - Psalm 28:7 For the Lord will be my confidence - Proverbs 3:26
So the answer is simple. Why walk away from Him when you can run towards Him?
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But we must not forget…we.must.not.forget…the power in His Word.
James 5:16 says …The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
When times are tough sure seek your pastor, your faithful friends for prayer, but I dare you to first pray the Word. Try it and see how powerful it is. What happens? Your faith rises up.
You can go another day.
The check does come in the mail.
You and your spouse become in love instead out of it.
You just have to…
What can I pray for you today?