Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Day 1: Power of the Word {31 Devotions in 31 Days}

Today is the first day of Breaking the Chains and I have to say I feel God moving already! The fact that we have made a commitment to seek Him for deliverance and guidance has already placed our feet on the right path. So let’s get started!

It is no secret that words themselves are powerful tools. Maybe this is how many of us have arrived at the crossroads between truth and lies. Perhaps the enemy has used other people to throw verbal darts into your character or tossed vocal grenades shattering your value. Now you are left with the broken pieces of doubt, fear and depression. All of which are not of God and all of which He doesn’t want you to hold onto.

The Bible says:
"Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him." Proverbs 30:5

In order to find true deliverance from unhealthy emotions, we must believe that His Word is exactly that: His. If we do not embrace the Bible, acknowledging it’s historic preservation and life-altering abilities, we cannot embrace the Lord. The written Word, scripture, is the breathe of God stamped into ink. How amazing is it that we can carry it around? Hold it. Touch it. Read it.

Psalms 33:6 says:
“By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.”

It was by His Word that the heavens and the earth were made. The Lord simply spoke…and it was (Genesis 1:1-5). The Word is able to stand the test of time, generations of mockers and decades of criticism because it is God’s breath! It stands on its own power. Every single word written has a purpose.

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”Isaiah 40:8

Take a moment right now and ask yourself honestly: do I believe in the power of the Word? Have I taken time to study it and let it change me, or do I just brush it off like another check on my to-do list? Do I even add it to my list at all? Our emotions are wired a certain way for a reason. In order to understand the wiring process, we have to plug into the Maker. What better way than to sit and read His Word!

In order to break the chains of emotional bondage, we have to allow the Word to break us, to cut away and perform spiritual surgery on our souls. To open up the floodgates and wash our wounds. 

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piecing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11

The Word is so powerful, it not only can break you but it can heal you! (Matthew 8:16) When you are crippled by life’s trials and buried under layers of pain, His Word can blow that away. You can be refreshed. You can be renewed. The power of the Word takes the broken pieces and makes something new! (Revelation 21:5)

Take a look at your daily routine. Have you implanted the power of the Word? Do you sit down, every day, and read scripture? If not, it is time to do just that. Deliverance does not just happen. It is time to not just hope. It is time to gain knowledge and connect with the Healer. For your healing will come from the power of His Word into your life!

Lord Jesus,
We know that You are all powerful. Thank You for giving us the gift of Your Word. Almighty God, please transform our thoughts to Your thoughts, that we may trust in Your Word. Help us to appreciate scripture, to allow it to change us. Please grant us the knowledge and understanding that is needed for true deliverance from emotional bondage. We believe what You have said about Your Word.  We pray that we take time daily to read it, study it and apply it. 
In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

 I would love to connect and be inspired by you.
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1 comment:

  1. Psalm 23 was one of the first bible versus I learned and has always been my favorite.


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