Purposeful Faith

The Power of God’s Word

People say, “You can read the Word or you can allow the Word to read you.”

Back in the day, I used to read the Word of God because that’s just what Christians do. I knew Christians should get up and read the bible. I wanted to be a good Christian. So, some days I did my part and was close to God. Other days, I missed out and felt guilty.

Frankly, getting into the Word was hard. I didn’t always connect to the stories. I didn’t always understand. My attention span was not high.

But now I know — the Word of God is more than reading words. To read the Word is to let the Word of God read you (meaning: to let it discern the motives of your heart, the intentions of your will, and the perceptions of your soul). To know the Word is to allow the Word to create newness: new ways of seeing, new habits, new outlooks and new worlds, just as it did in Genesis.

“The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” (Gen. 1:2-3)

God’s Word creates life. Everything is made by Him and through Him.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” (Jo. 1:1-3 KJV)

We need the Word of God. Nothing is made without Him and His Word.

“He (Jesus) is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power…” (Heb. 1:3)

The Word of God keeps what it has made. It does so by His power. Without His Word, things are not made (see: Jo. 1:3).

Do you see how powerful the Word, the very words of God are — to form and create newness in our lives?

The Word of God is powerful. It is powerful to effect change. It is the Sword of the Spirit in our pocket. It is the power of God, released!

Yet, not all understand the Word of God. Not all hear what the Spirit is saying. This is why Jesus repeatedly says in Scripture, “Whoever has ears, let them hear.” (Mt. 11:15) There is a hearing of what God is saying, doing and how God is moving.

“He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.” (Rev. 19:13)

Think of this: the world came into existence by His Word, it stays together by His Word and Jesus will come again, as the Word. WOW!

It is more important than ever that we dive into the Word to understand it and to own it in our lives!

This is why I feel an immense importance to teach a workshop on how to engage with God’s Word. In this day and age, a day of deception and confusion, it is more important than ever that we understand what God is saying.

Join me for the workshop, “Understanding and Loving God’s Word”,
where you will learn how to:

–  Connect deeply with Scripture, to understand God’s heart of the matter.
– Activate scriptural truth in your life, to be set free.
– Bring bible stories to life.
– Use scripture to become a powerful prayer warrior.
– Defeat depression, discouragement and disillusion.
– Cultivate a hunger for God’s Word that sets you on fire with love for your Maker.
– Dig deeper into Hebrew and Greek meanings, to truly gain insight as to what God is saying.
– Encounter God’s heart for you.

This workshop is $30.

Join me on Tuesday, June 18  at 6:00 ET  via Zoom (the event will also be recorded). Bring your bible, a journal and expect to grow in love with God’s Word. Register today.

The charge for this event, covers the costs it takes to run this encouraging ministry. If you feel led to donate more to this ministry, please let me know.

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Kelly, a fun-loving, active and spunky mom of two rambunctious toddlers, spends her days pushing swings, changing diapers and pursuing the Lord with all her heart. Called a "Cheerleader of Faith", Kelly's greatest desire is to help women live passionately, purposefully and unencumbered for the Lord.

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