My friends, you must believe and act on God’s Word if you want it to work effectively through you. The Word must become living and active within you if you’re to become an effective instrument of God’s will where you are.
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.
First, you must let the Word work in you by giving it access to the deepest parts of your being. This means allowing God to search your heart and to expose those things which displease Him. It is an awesome experience.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and see if there is any wicked way in me; and lead me in the way everlasting.
When you respond to God’s Word by eagerly inviting it to test your heart, the Word works even more actively within you to fulfil God’s will.
Lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls.
As you go on humbling yourself before the Word’s infallible authority, and as you keep on submitting to its undeniable power, so God’s Word goes on working in-and-through you with ever-increasing effectiveness.
Once you start to receive God’s Word like this, you’ll really begin to see God’s promises fulfilled!
When you received the Word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the Word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
You must release the power of God’s Word in your life. There must be a deep work of God in your heart to start the process. The Word must grip you in the absolute centre of your life, and you must cling to the Word with every part of your being.
As God’s Word increasingly dominates your life, God will release within you all His divine capabilities.
- He will fulfil His Word to you
- He will keep all His promises that He has given you
- He will accomplish His good-and-perfect will in your life.
Praise His holy name!