Hebrews 4:12 –the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates, dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart (NIV).
I tumbled out of bed, lumbered into my housecoat and dashed for coffee, living room and TV remote. It was time for a public opinion show called My Say that I hadn’t missed in months. The host of this program asks a question and then shares the email responses the next day. The viewer comments always fascinate me.
Coffee in hand and power button at the ready, I settled into my favourite chair. And then God spoke to my heart. “What about My Say?” He whispered.
That brought back memories of the days when I used to leap out of bed and settle myself in that same chair with my Bible. I would read, pray and listen to His voice. He would point out areas where I needed to change my actions or my attitude. Then He helped me follow through. He comforted my distress. He loved me even when I was honest about my failures. Under His say, I became more like His Son, Jesus Christ.
Why had I ever given up such tender nurturing for the opinions of people I didn’t even know? Today the television stayed off. And God’s Word turned on the minute I opened my Bible.
Prayer: Thanks God, for correcting us when we are aimed in the wrong direction. In Christ’s name. Amen.