Why read the Bible?

10 As the rain and the snow
    come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
    without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
    so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
    It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

– Isaiah 55:10-11

 

Translation? God’s word has power. It’s active. It achieves something. It produces fruit. Take that in for a moment.

If God’s word has power, then choose to read it, listen to it, weave it into your life so that you are never separated from it. And experience that power in full force.

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“Contend With Horses”

A lot of times, it feels like you couldn’t possibly take anymore. You kind of want to yell at God and say, “Enough already!”. We’re done with all the platitudes about having patience and being strengthened and never being given more than we can handle. However, this is where faith is tested. Will you focus on yourself or will you focus on serving God? I think this is a good reminder that Jesus calls us to follow him and following is no passive act. But don’t despair! God will give you strength!

Isaiah 40:31

…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Word For Life Says . . .

 

My Project 365-001

“If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, Then how can you contend with horses?  And if in the land of peace, in which you trusted, they wearied you, Then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan?” Jeremiah 12:5, NKJV

The fact of the matter is this – God wants to use you to do a work for His kingdom.  God has a special call over each and every life but all too often that call goes unfulfilled.  One of the main reasons given is that it’s just too hard.  With that, many give up on the pursuit of excellence and settle into the realm of mediocrity.

Life does get hard sometimes.  Being a Christian is hard sometimes.  Making it to the end of this race of faith gets hard sometimes, but here its as if God is saying…

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