Day 4: God’s Word
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1
God’s Word [wurd] noun
1. the Bible.
We need God’s Word
In Genesis 1:3, God speaks the universe into being. Sun, moon, stars, seas, plants, animals, people. Everything. Without God’s Word, nothing would exist. Furthermore, John 1:14 tells us Jesus not only speaks God’s Word, but He is The Word. “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” God sent Jesus to mend the break in the relationship between man and God brought about by our sin. Because of The Word we can have new life!
We still need God’s Word
Thankfully, God does not leave us as He found us, broken and bruised by sin and shame. After salvation, God’s Word continues to play a critical role in our lives. Through it God instructs, encourages, molds and disciplines us. He shapes us into His image through our obedience to His Word. Hebrews 4:12 states, “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.” By God’s Word and the work of the Holy Spirit, we are transformed to new creatures. For this reason, we can be truly thankful.
Pray God’s Word
To live a life of ThanksLiving, we need to pray God’s Word. I am so thankful for scripture and it’s power in my life. If you haven’t tried praying with God’s Word, now is a perfect time to start.
- Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in finding a scripture for your prayer requests.
- Pray your chosen scripture over your prayer requests.
- Memorize scripture. The more verses you know by heart, the more effectively you can pray.
More of God’s Word
If you’d like to explore this theme further, please listen to How to Pray God’s Word.
Also, you must check out this beautiful Pinterest pin I found highlighting some of God’s Words.
Please leave a comment below about your thoughts on ThanksLiving: God’s Word
By Mary Kane
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