Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day 17...

Morning Meditation:

“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. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” (Hebrews 4:12-13)

We need something that can get to the heart of the matter, something that can clear away all of the clutter in our minds. We need a just, impartial, and merciful probe to have access to and free reign in our hearts, if we truly desire to walk with God in the light of life.

We need a laser-like force that can cut through the webs that entangle us. Proverbs 21:2 tells us, “All a man’s ways seem right to him...” We lack objectivity concerning the validity of our own thoughts; they need to be proven by something greater than our own smarts. The living word of God is sent down to us to provide the very thing we need to cut through the fat of our own bias and prejudice to bring true discernment. The initial incision may sting, but once the double-edged sword penetrates our outer layers it will bring wholeness to us.

There is no speck that the living, active word of God cannot uncover. Everything in all of creation is laid open and bare before the God whom we serve. Although God’s ever peering eye my be unnerving at first, it will eventually prove to be the greatest comfort you will ever know.

To Consider:

Psalm 139:23-24: “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Are you diligently seeking to fulfill the known will of God for your life? (Matt. 26:36-46; Jn. 4:34; 5:30)

Evening Reading:
Psalm 119:129-136
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129 Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them. 130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. 131 I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands. 132 Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name. 133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. 134 Redeem me from human oppression, that I may obey your precepts. 135 Make your face shine on your servant and teach me your decrees. 136 Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.

1 comment:

Barb Papageorgiou said...

In Ephes 1:20-23 we see that God raised up Jesus far above all principality, power,might,dominions and every name, not only in this world but the world to come. All things are under His feet and He is the head over all things to the church. If we stay in Christ we are protected because Jesus is Lord. He is our Belt of Truth, He is our shoes of Peace, He is our Breastplate of Righteousness, We take up our sheild of Faith which is in Him, He is our Helmet of Salvation, and last but most important He is the Sword the Word. God provides for His people we need to know what we got in order to use it.