Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Power of His Word

Words are like arrows, they can sting like a bee, or they can heal rifts between nations. Jealousy can kill. It is that simple. It has the power to destruct even the most perfect relationship. When jealousy rears its ugly head at times, causing chaos and confusion, the power of the Lord can bring it to its knees.

Truth is a two-edged sword. It cuts through the enemy before your very eyes. When you speak the truth, that is, God's truth, our Father in Heaven is then able to help you turn things around for the betterment of you and everyone concerned. On the other hand of course, you could leave it all to chance, or simply hope or wish for the best, and maybe things will seem OK for a while, but they will never be transformed to their potential unless you call upon the mighty power of God.

God is there for us. We are His precious children. When we commit to a life serving Him, there is nothing that cannot be achieved through us. He will bring blessings that we cannot even begin to imagine. This I know is true, because I have lived it.

The treadmill of life has its many pressures and downfalls. Things are not always as they seem. You could be travelling along at 90 mile an hour, no bumps in the road when all of a sudden, disaster strikes. Everything is turned upside down. Life as you know it is suddenly a riot! Just when you think you've sorted out one set of problems there appears forty more on the horizon. What is that? That, my friend, is the enemy.

Let me tell you something. The enemy has gained access to your life. Your standard of living has become such that you can no longer feed yourself or your family, you can no longer support them and put a roof over their heads. But there is hope. Jesus is the answer. He is the way, the truth and the life. (Refer John 14:6) He is your two-edged sword in times of trouble.

When disaster strikes, He is the one whom you can trust. He can turn your life around in ways that will astound you. John 11:25 states, "I am the resurrection and the life." This is a mighty promise from Jesus himself. Speak forth this truth into your troubling situation and watch the Lord's hand at work. He will make flowers grow in even the most arid soils.

Amidst all the heartache and calamity, there exists a much easier way. Never should we underestimate the power of God at work in our lives. Even the most sincere believer might not come to know and experience the true power of God unless they act according to the word of God.

As believers and followers of God, we must surrender our lives to Him always remembering that it is He who lives in us. In this way, things that were once impossible become a reality because man's impossibilities become God's possibilities.

When things seem as though everything and everyone is against you, that's when the Lord does His best work! It is written in Luke 18:27 "What is humanly impossible is possible for God." It is through our faith in Christ that our Heavenly Father is able to perform miracles for us. It is with His guidance that our lives are turned around and maintained.

We can only submit ourselves to His will for us by giving over every situation to Him to take care of. When we do this, He is then free to act on our behalf correcting our mistakes and dealing with the issues at hand. We must first relinquish all control asking God to solve our problems. Then we must wait for guidance, and then take appropriate action when we are prompted. You will know when the time is right because the Holy Spirit will prompt you to speak or act in accordance with his guidance.

It takes a great deal of trust at times to do this, however, the rewards are well worth it. What have you got to lose? Try it for yourself. It worked for me - it will work for you too.

This is the first of many issues to be brought forth by the loving hand of God. All glory goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit whom I believe have gifted me with these words for you today. Amen.

PS While you wait for the myriad of wonderful blessings to come upon you and your family, consider this - you are among the many people to receive His promises that are in the Bible and are too numerous to mention here! So get into the word and start searching for yourself all that you are entitled to as a precious child of God. Amen.

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