Words have the power to bless, uproot, encourage, surgically impact or curse.
Sometimes all in the same day.
And when words are both your primary love language and part of your job, words can pierce far beyond the speaker’s intention.
There is One, however, who knows the power of words.
He not only inspired the writing of His written Word, He is continously speaking life, instruction and hope in the here and now.
For He is the living Word.
God also knows the power of a hurtful, deliberate word, for He spends many resources helping us to see how forgiveness can restore us from their negative impact.
There is one Psalm I turn to when I need a reminder of how much words matter to God.
The longest Psalm, it encompasses us from conception and beyond, from pain and hurt to life, from walking a wayward path to one of purpose.
Nor only is His Word is to be our guide, which the psalmist refer to, but He Himself is to be our guide.
The Living Word as contained within the Word.
For the Word is just a bunch of words if you refuse the Living Word access to you, to change you through His words as He speaks life into you. All the weary, wounded, wary or wandering.
Without the Author pointing out the words He has for you to change your circumstances, meet you in the moment, restore your footing on the Rock…. the Word becomes just beautifully, skillfully written poetry or history.
The Word doesn’t want His Words to return without blessing.
He wants us to hear and see Him in the Word. For it is a reflection of who He is, what he can do, where He wants to take you, what He has its store for you, and why.
The Living Word poured Himself into His Word….
●So we would know we are not alone when we feel disconnected.
●So we would see His heart when ours has been ravaged.
●So we would hear His direction when we are at a crossroads.
●So we would sense His Presence despite our loneliness.
●So we can taste His goodness when all we see appears to be dark.
●So we can experience Him more deeply as we get to know who He is.
His Word is relevant regardless of your age, stage, looks, quirks, status or race.
As He has made us all, His Word is designed for us all.
Take a hold of the gift He has given us and invite Him to make His Words come alive to you in a such a way you know you have connected with him.
If you need to chew on one or two verse, do so. Create a graphic, doodle the words, print them out and post them to memorize them.
Allow His Words to come alive within you and bring you back to life.
The living Word is waiting for you within every page of His Word.
The situations may have a historical place in time, but the God revealed and contained within them is beyond time and place, for He is alive!
Invite Him to speak, and wait expectantly for His Words. God has never stopped speaking His love to us since Eden, and will never stop until each of us are home with Him where we belong.