Friday, October 3, 2014

Him and His word


When we understand the Word of God, we get understanding about what we're going through. --- Robert Morris

The story of a person that has been transformed by God has the power to do incredible things.  The best way to get to know God is to get to know His word, the Bible.  It is in the Bible that we find out what God says, we find wisdom for every day life, we find skills for success, we find moral truth, we find standards and we even find strength.

Yet if we tried to list all the things that God’s word does for us, we would be making that list for many hours, many days and honestly lots of weeks.  That is because the impact and effect of the word of God goes beyond what we, in our human thinking, can grasp or share with others.

In the quote I began with Robert Morris told us how we can best understand the stuff we are going through.  I have for a long time heard and shared that “it is hard to see the forest for the trees”.  That means when we are in the middle of a situation it is so hard to understand our present situation, but God wants us to understand His plan and how we are to work through what we go through.

God uses the Bible to transform our lives.  The less we are like the word the more we are like God.  The more of our thoughts that God is permeating the more of our actions and words will mimic the words of God.

The choice is ours to let God be part of our inner and outer life, what we think and believe as well as the way we act.  Listening and following God means we are less like or conformed to the world and it’s ways.  By letting the word of God get into our mind and heart literally the more transformed or like God we will be.

Romans 12:2  NASB
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

I want to do what God says, and I want my life to be set on the path that will get the most out of life.  By understanding and digesting His book I will come to know his purpose for my life.  It is a dream, God’s dream, that is best for me and will bring our the best in me.

If you want to know God’s dream for your life, get to know God. Get to know the One who can reveal it and fulfill it. --- Robert Morris

What’s so cool is that the person whose life is being impacted by God will be known as a person of passion and generosity.  That’s the way I so want to be known.  Like Paul said and we ought to live…
But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.

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