Hebrews 4:12 “For the Word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” ~NLT
Tony Evans wrote in his Commentary Bible, “Scripture isn’t composed of dead words on a page; it’s alive. It cuts deep and can separate the spiritual from the earthly. The Word can judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. It lays us naked and exposed before God. Have you ever had an experience with God’s Word that made you feel ‘exposed’? Have you ever heard it preached and felt like it was directed at you? Have you ever felt your soul sliced open by the Word? Remember we have no private lives. We don’t even have private thoughts. Everything is laid bare before the One to whom we must give an account.”
Powerful Words by Bishop Tony Evans. Let what he said sit with you for a moment while you consider your plans for this year. Think about it, God already knows the desires of our hearts. He already knows our thoughts, so why not give in to His will for our lives. Then say this, “This year, I’m going to have a stronger relationship with God.” It is time for all of us to receive God’s will for our lives.
When we make this decision, the rest will come from God. What do I mean by ‘the rest’? I mean the strength you will need to endure trials, heartache, and temptation. I mean the wisdom to know His voice when given direction. I mean knowing Him as He knows you.
The Word of God is for the people of God. That is why the text says that it is, “…alive and powerful…”. It doesn’t matter what the world taught us, the Word of God is sharp enough to ‘cut out’ what the world set in us, (no matter how deep it’s set in), and make room for the Word of God to seed and nurture our spirit. We need this Word to help us build that stronger relationship with God.
This year, commit to spending everyday with the Lord. Allow me to help you by offering you my book, “Testimonies of Faith and Encouragement”. This book contains devotionals, very much like the ones you receive from us weekly. It will not only give you another devotion to study for the week, but it also contains scriptures in the back of the book relating to each week you read.
This book is set to help you develop the ‘good habit’ of spending time with the Lord. Look at it like this, for a few years now you have been receiving one devotional a week from us. With the book, you now have two. By the time 2022 is over you should be in the habit of reading God’s word every day.
With everything going on in the world today, we need God’s Word every day to be able to stay focused on the path the Father has laid down for us. We need His Word every day to feed our spirits so that it will become stronger than our flesh. Keeping those terrible desires for anger, sadness, lust and unforgiveness at bay.
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And begin your journey to a strong relationship with God this new year, and watch this time next year, how you have become the child of God He created you to be!
May God continue to bless you in the new year,
Billy and Yolanda
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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