For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
For we have the living Word of God, which is full of energy, like a two-mouthed sword. It will even penetrate to the very core of our being where soul and spirit, bone and marrow meet! It interprets and reveals the true thoughts and secret motives of our hearts. Hebrews 4:12 Passion Translation
Have you ever tried to read something and felt like you couldn’t relate? Perhaps it’s because it just wasn’t relevant for you right then. Here’s what I’ve discovered over the years; it may not be for you at all but rather for someone else you meet today or tomorrow or yonder in your future.
It’s kinda like algebra. When you’re learning it, it makes absolutely no sense at all (at least not to me!). But if you’ve ever set up an Excel spreadsheet, many of those (a+e=x) equations that drove you nuts make more sense when you learn to apply them.
Application matters. If you’re unfamiliar with a hammer and someone hands you one, it can be puzzling. But when they give you a nail and show you how to use it, that hammer becomes an invaluable tool in your belt to build and tear down.
That’s what happens when you spend time in the Word of God. Some of it may not seem relevant until you need it and suddenly, it pops into your head and you realize the importance of having that weapon in your arsenal of faith. Why? Because His Word is living and powerful. That means when you come into agreement with it, speak it out, it’s activated and begins to work in your life, your situation. Even when you don’t see it, it’s working. Even when you don’t feel it, it’s working.
So as you read the Word this morning and your mind wants to wander because what you’re reading doesn’t really fit your situation, store it in your heart for when the opportunity rises and you need it the most. Not only will it become relevant, but He will show you the multiple layers hidden in that Word and how to apply it to areas that you never thought of.
Verses you learned as a child are still hidden inside of you. Verses taught to you as a teen, they’re still in there. Verses you read last year, last month or yesterday, still waiting to be spoken over your life, your marriage, your job and your future. They’re waiting to be released over your finances and over your wayward children. It’s alive and powerful and will never stop working until it’s completed the task it was sent to do.
Releasing The Word,