August 10 | Hebrews 4:12-16
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Alive and Active
by Judy Webb
"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12)
Part of my morning devotions routine / quiet time has been reading from "Streams in the Desert," a familiar title to many. I have been navigating the pages of this treasure since 2008. Some may wonder why I would read/study the same devotions over and over, but I have discovered the truth of the words, "For the word of God is living and active." (verse 12a)
Each year I have been drawing closer to God and craving his Word, I can see how these same verses teach me new truths with every reading. Our lives change, our troubles are different, but God's word doesn't. It is just that my understanding deepens, and I recognize a new and fresh way to see life through the pages of my Bible. Like a fresh set of clothing or a new blanket I can snuggle into there is comfort found here.
One other thing, have you tried to journal your quiet time with God? I love to write down a scripture that captures my attention and dig into it more deeply. God often uses these specials words to speak into my life and open my eyes to your will for me. See if He doesn’t do the same for you.
Feel free to share with me what devotional you use regularly. I would love to check out a new one source.
Father, thank you for your word and how it leads me and challenges me to be more than I am today. Grow my heart for you and give me wisdom, heavenly wisdom, follow where you lead.