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. – Hebrews 4:12
Not too long ago, I purchased myself a new knife. It was a Kershaw knife. One thing I like about Kershaw knives is that they are made in the United States. Another great characteristic of all Kershaw knives is their use of materials for their blades. They only use the highest quality steel for each and every knife they manufacture. When I received my new knife in the mail, I was so excited to open it up and gaze upon its looks as they are quite awesome in appearance. Well, as I removed the knife from its well packaged enclosure, I quickly popped open the blade, and immediately cut myself as all Kershaw knives come razor sharp from the factory. And when I say, razor sharp, I mean very razor sharp! Although, it was only a small cut, it was still a cut nonetheless and I still cannot believe that it happened so fast.
Immediately, I thought about the opening scripture from Hebrews which tells us that God’s Word is sharper than any two-edged sword, knife, tool or the like when believed, executed and acted upon. The Word of God is powerful and effective and can actually divide between soul and spirit, joint and marrow. When I used to read God’s Word before I came into the revelation of how powerful it could be, I would approach it as if I was simply reading a book, a novel, or just another history text about past events in the past. But when I allowed God to show me as I asked Him to reveal Himself to me in His Word, man did it ever become more alive to me than ever! You see, a person has to be hungry for God and His Word and be open to what God through His Holy Spirit wants to show you and reveal to you as you read and meditate upon it. Psalm 107:9 tell us that “He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
My question to you my friend today is “Are you hungry?” or “Are you thirsty?” or are you as I once was, just simply playing the game of being a Christian. Occasionally speaking “christianese”, looking the part, blending in but knowing within my heart that there was so much more to this walk of faith that I wasn’t experiencing. James 1:22 reads “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” Did you hear that? James says that we deceive ourselves when we read or listen to the Word without acting upon it. God’s Word is alive and will never return void when believed and acted upon but will accomplish for which it is sent for God’s purpose. (Isaiah 55:11)
As sharp as that Kershaw knife is, it compares not to the sharpness, accuracy and miracle working life changing power that God’s Word has. If you answered yes within your heart earlier, I’d like to pray for you that God would give you a fresh new revelation of Himself to you today my friend.
“Heavenly Father, I thank You that You love me the way You do. To the point of sending Jesus to shed His blood for me and paying the penalty of sin in my life. Today, I accept all that You have for me and willfully submit myself to You asking that You would reveal Yourself to me in a new, fresh and living way from this day forth. Please forgive me for all my sins and know that from this day forth, I willfully turn from my selfish desires that have kept me in bondage for so long. I thank You Jesus for saving me and look forward to my new adventure each day as I live for You. In Jesus name, Amen.”
For His Kingdom,
Good word…actually, excellent word. I read several of your posts before commenting. I love that you are not afraid of using the name of Jesus, and do not deny that we desperately need the power of the Holy Spirit to successfully run our individual races.