Mothers for Prodigals

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Living Word

O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly;
My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You,
In a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips will praise You.

So I will bless You as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.
Psalm 63:1-5 (NASB)

Has your thirst been quenched by “living waters”? Have you felt the power of the Living Word?

The power of God is astounding! His power at work is staggering! That power either attracts or disgusts; it wins or offends. The power of God quenches the thirst of those seeking God. The power of God flows from the Living Word of God.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:1-5 (NASB)

The Word is God and the Word has been here from the beginning. Everything came into being through the Word and the Word is Jesus. In the Word is life and it is the Light of men. It shines in the darkness and the darkness can not comprehend (the Greek translation of comprehend means “to extinguish”) it. The darkness can’t extinguish the Light. The Word of life and light is powerful!

Imagine watching the attentiveness on a person’s face, whose heart is open and ready to receive Christ, when the Word is revealed to her. As the veil is pulled away from her eyes and the knowledge of the Lord is introduced for the first time, an awareness and acceptance shines from within her being. The Light of Christ radiates amazing grace and thankfulness pours from the lips of a sinner.

Picture another sinner in desperate need of a Savior yet totally unaware of his own deprivation. He thinks he is a child of God while at the same time his anger burns at God because he feels abandoned. He says he cares about God, but he hates God’s “fan club”. He wonders why people quote Scripture instead of speaking for themselves. As the Word is spoken, confusion and fear envelope his face. He backs away and turns his back on the Living Word of God.

This past week God allowed some of us MPs to see His immediate power at work in two different people. One appeared to receive God’s Word and another seemed to reject His Word; only God knows their hearts. But His power manifested itself in both situations and those present witnessed evidence of the Living Word. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15 (NASB)

Read the Living Word below and know the power of His cross.

For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written,
Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 (NASB)

The Word of the cross is either compelling or repelling. I pray that you are compelled by the Living Word to live by His words and speak them into the lives of others. May He draw you closer every day and make you bolder in every way!

Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. 2 Corinthians 2:14 (NASB)
Praise You, Jesus!

1 comment:

  1. But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 2nd Peter 3:8-9

    Yours in Christ,
    Sharon-Adele Weatherspoon