Hebrews 4:12 (Day 12/50)

“The Word of God is living and active, sharper than any double edged sword it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joint and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”  Hebrews 4:12

Looking for a spiritual experience? Want to see God at work in your life? Read the Bible. The author of Hebrews reminds us of a vital truth: God’s Word is living and active. There is nothing more amazing than to open the Bible and read something that was written three thousand years ago that speaks right into your life today.

God uses His Word to reach directly into our lives today. Like a surgeon’s scalpel that can cut to the heart, God’s Word can take out the pain and hurt and offer healing to your soul. God speaks to you through those written words. He can guide and direct, love and care for you through His Word.

If you’re looking for God to do something amazing then grab your Bible and start reading. Pray first, asking God to speak, then listen to what He’s got to say. Be careful though because what He shows in His word might mean a big change for you. There was a period of time when it seemed like everything I read in the Bible talked about living by faith, being bold, and caring for children. Today I’m a foster dad for two beautiful little girls. When God speaks, be ready to listen. It’s an amazing experience and you’ll see Him work powerfully in your life through the Bible.

God is still speaking today, and He’s using the Bible to do it. An old prayer says it this way: “Blessed Lord, You have caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning. Grant that we may so hear them, read, mark learn, and inwardly digest them that, by the patience and comfort of Your holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life.” Make that Word a part of your experience today!

Dear Jesus, Speak to me today through your Word. Amen.

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