Sadly there is a lot of confusion when it comes to God’s Word. Many misinterpret or don’t understand what it is saying so they don’t take the time to read it for what it is worth. But when you take the time to not just read the literal words but instead digest the message of what the words are saying, they will come alive and become a source of life to you!
My words are spirit and they are life. John 6:63 NIV
I love how the Message Version translates this Scripture…
The Spirit can make life. Sheer muscle and willpower don’t make anything happen. Every word I’ve spoken to you is a Spirit- word, and so it is life-making. John 6:63 (Msg)
When we need a breakthrough, it is so easy to get caught up in works, self-effort and performance mode where we do everything in our own power to see things change. But through God’s Word we have access to His power because His Words are spirit and life. They are not just ink on paper! So if we embrace the simple, yet powerful truth they bring they can transform our whole life!
Heb 4:12 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.The Amp Says…For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.
We all need to grow in God’s Word and this is two-fold: we need to allow God’s Word to grow in us plus we ourselves need to also grow up in the Word! Jesus Himself told us that we should not live on bread alone but on every Word that comes from the mouth of God (Matt 4:4). We therefore need to learn how to feed and chew on what the Word says so that we can release the life within.
Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so thatyou will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment. 1 Pet 2:2 (NLT)
God wants us to experience the fullness of His Salvation! The Greek word for Salvation means to be complete, perfect and whole in every area of life. Salvation, is not just about the forgiveness of sins because what Jesus purchased was for every area of life.
Therefore start meditating on the truth of what God’s Word says to overthrow wrong attitudes and thoughts so that your minds can be renewed and lives transformed as a result.
Copyright Nerida Walker 2010 (God's Plan for Pregnancy and It is Finished). If you would like to know more about the power of God's Word and how to see it come to pass in your life grab a copy of my audio message God's Living Word for Childbearing (for those wanting a breakthrough in reproduction) or The Living Word of God (for those who want to experience God's healing power in every area of their lives.