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The Living Word!

People who know me, know that I begin most of my days outside early in the morning. After I get up and get ready, I make a cup of coffee and head outside to spend a few moments getting myself focused and headed in the right direction.

One of the first things I do once I get outside is take a few moments to read some scripture and then take a little time to just to think through it, how it applies to my life, what it means to me and in what ways it can make my life better? The Word is powerful and almost always has something to give me in that moment.

Hebrews 4:12 For the Word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two edged sword, even penetrating as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

The Bible is not just a book, it is a book that is alive and active. It is sharper than a two edged sword, cutting in both directions, teaching us from our past and preparing us for our future. It penetrates, divides and judges the thoughts and intentions of the heart. It reveals what the real deal is and helps us to build from a place of strength, rather than weakness.

After I spend some time with the Word, I then take a few moments to do a little walk and talk, which is just basically walking and talking with God about what I just read and the day that is getting ready to unfold before me. This really makes a difference and my day just doesn’t seem right if I miss it. How do you like to begin your day?

Four Steps To The Bible Becoming Powerful In Your Life!

Without a doubt the thing that makes the biggest impact in and on my life from day-to-day is the Bible! I read it every day and have been for years!  It continues to bring me challenge, comfort and correction.  It makes my life better and encourages me to look for and find “the more” that I was created for!  I have discovered four pretty simple steps that allow it to work in my life and I believe these four steps will allow it to work in your life too!

STEP ONE – GET IT! Don’t just think about you need one, go and get you one.  Don’t leave it in your car, your car can’t read!  Don’t leave it on the table, the table has enough to hold.  Get it into your hands, open it up and get it into your head and let your head help you, to get it into your heart, and then you will be amazed as your heart get’s it into your life and the life of those around you! Stop thinking about it and get it!

STEP TWO – READ IT! Now that you’ve got it, you have to do something with it!  This really is simple!  Take your Bible in your hand, open it up and look at the words on the page and just begin to read!  You can’t think about what it says, if you don’t take the time to read what it says!  Read it!  As you read, the Spirit will speak, bringing comfort, guidance, direction and purpose to what you are reading.  Reading a little bit everyday is better than nothing!

STEP THREE – BELIEVE IT! This is God’s Word and God does not lie!  Believe what you are reading.  If you really believe it, then it will challenge and change your life.  The challenge is some times tough, but the change is well worth it, because the change that it will bring about is a benefit and blessing to you and all of those around you!  This world will tell you lies with the purpose of destroying your life, but the Bible will tell you the truth with the purpose of growing your life for God’s glory and everyone’s blessing!  Believing changes everything!

STEP FOUR – LIVE IT! It does you no good to get it, if you are not going to read it.  It really can’t have the impact that it could and should, if you read it, but don’t believe it.  If you believe it, then you are going to want to live it.  It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it!  Put into practice what you are reading and believing, and you will be amazed at how God works in and through your life!  The Bible will make life better, if you will let it!

Take these four steps everyday and watch life take on a whole new meaning!  Thanks for reading, now let’s get started!  Here is a little bit of Bible for you:  Get It, Read It, Believe It and Live It!

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.  Psalms 119:11

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

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.  2 Timothy 3:16

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.  James 1:22

Get It!  Read It!  Believe It!  Live It!

Use It Wisely!

Open And Use!

I have been getting ready for a new series on CHARACTER that will be coming up in April, and I have spent a great deal of time thinking about our BIBLES!  Almost everyone in America has at least one Bible and everybody in America has access to the Bible in some shape or form.  It is easy for us to look at the Bible as just another good book, but it is so much more than that and we need to learn to see it and treat it in that way!

What The Bible Says: This is what the Bible says about itself in Hebrews 4:12: “For the word of God is living 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.”

It’s More Than That! The Bible is more than just a good book.  The Bible is God’s Word!  God – the Creator and Sustainer of all things, has provided us with a love letter of written out directions that will guide and grow us to live the most incredible life ever, but we often miss out because we are too lazy or distracted to take even five minutes to pick it up and allow God the opportunity to speak into our lives.

Making Life Better! You’ve got problems and the Bible has solutions!  Take a little time today to get your own copy and invest a little time everyday in reading and taking God’s Word into your head and heart.  It is amazing the difference that it will make in your life!