Hello Friday! And (finally) another chance to join the Five Minute Friday linkup. I enjoy these short writing challenges from a one-word prompt. You can read all the posts here….for today’s prompt of ACTION.
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword…” Heb. 4:12a
With my Bible, I have the very word of God. It is alive and relevant. It is fresh each and every time I read it. It is profitable – in more ways than I can list in this short post – and I’m blessed beyond measure to have the gift of God’s word.
It is not only full of truth and instruction but also filled with His promises. But my heart – like all of our hearts – is easily deceived. I am prone to unbelief and fail to trust His promises. As well, my heart is (too) easily deceived and hardened by sin. And so I need an active word of God. One that is able to penetrate to the bottom of my heart. One that will uncover sin, unbelief and expose lies that I have believed. Only then do I recognize sin’s subtle working and see the lies I have begun to embrace.
At times, this can be painful. No doubt. But what a blessing! The deceitfulness of sin is a topic for a book – or volume of books – but certainly more than five minutes of a blog post. My encouragement today is the truth we can escape sin’s deceit. Our hearts can stay tender to God’s truth and promises…if we will allow God’s word to be active. To be powerful and sharp. And to be effective.