God’s word can be like any other book we read – just words on a page. Maybe the stories are even interesting and entertaining. But if there is no application to our life or change made inside our hearts and minds, then the words are just letters on the page.
God’s word, whether read personally or proclaimed aloud, is a living, breathing book. When we take it in, pray and meditate over it, and search for the meaning that a particular passage has for our life, then we are refined and molded by the Word.
When we open the Bible seeking to find, God will bring life and meaning to His word. When we knock and open the scriptures, there are answers to unlock our situations and to satisfy our questions, to provide direction for our lives.
God’s word is meant to be lived out. We live it out in personal ways – in the decisions we make, in the way we conduct ourselves, in the ways we draw close to God, and in the relationships we have with others. We also live it out in community – in how we treat each other, in how we serve each other, and in how we love one another.
When we read or hear the words on the pages in the Bible and begin to live out what they say and teach, then we are allowing God’s word to live and breathe in us. May we learn to breath in deeply and to live out boldly all that God has for us.
Scripture reference: 1 Thessalonians 2: 9-13