The word of God is living and active. His word is not just words on a page to read, but the voice of God which helps you develop a personal relationship with Him. His word is truthful (John 17:17) and powerful!
1 Thessalonians 2:13 says “This is why we constantly thank God, because when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you welcomed it not as human message, but as it truly is, the word of God, which also works effectively in you who believe.”
Isn’t it incredible that as believers and followers of Christ, God gifts us with His word being able to work effectively through us! God has given you power to do the works that will glorify and enhance His kingdom. It will work in you! God says so! You just have to be patient, and give God the power to use you where you are.
As a believer, you are not made to receive power from your own strength, but from the Lord and His word. You can see this in Matthew 4:4 – “But he answered, ‘It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
The Power of the His word allows you to connect and gain an understanding of how God intends us to live our lives when we are in relationship with him. God’s word provides us the truth that will make you free to where you have the power to do the work that God has designed for you.
His word is a double-edged sword that is able to judge the intentions and thoughts of a person’s heart (Hebrews 4:12). This means that God’s word gives you a weapon to fight against the evil principalities that may come your way.
His word is endless when it comes to verses about the power you have in Christ, but here are some of my favorites:
1. God has given us the power to speak His word with boldness (Acts 4:31).
2. God’s Word has the power to bring Peace (Philippians 4:7).
3. God has the power to bring Joy to our lives (Jeremiah 15:16).
4. God’s Word has the power to give us Wisdom (Psalm 119:130).
5. God’s Word has the power to give us Patience, Comfort, and Hope (Romans 15:4, Psalm 91, Jeremiah 29:11-13).
I encourage you to pull out that bible that has just been sitting there on a table or shelf, or the same one you bring with you to church, but leave it alone all week. Open it up and just turn to a random page. Try to find a few scriptures that display the power you have in Christ. I promise you it’s okay to highlight, write in, and doodle in your bible. God’s power will become more active and more transparent in your life, the more you actively pursue him and align your life with the way His word says you should live.
Be blessed, and let his power start to sink in!
Written by Haley Pond Ward (@faithfullylovedblog)