I heard a preacher say once, “In order for the Word to work, you’ve got to work it!”
I loved that.
My pastor often says, “It’s not enough to get into the Word, you’ve got to let the Word get into you.” Something like that.
They’re both right. The Bible, the Word of God, is like no other book. It’s on the New York Bestseller list, yet it is thousands of years old. It was written in ancient languages spoken in cultures very different from ours, but the universality of the message applies to all of us, even so far removed from its authors.
The Bible can change our lives. Or not.
[bctt tweet=”If the Bible sits on our nightstands, life will stay locked inside. It’s not released until we read and study.” username=”wordsbyandylee”]
. . . until we read and study.
The Bite of Bread this week is filled with scriptures about the power and purpose of God’s Word, the Bible. I am super excited about this one! I can’t wait to dig into these “bites” with you on my morning Periscope broadcasts. I’ll be streaming a live devotion everyday at 8:20 ET. To get the Periscope app join Twitter and then download the app on your smart phone. All of this is free. (Smile!) Unfortunately, katch.me will no longer be able to store the scopes, so I’m working on moving my 100+ broadcasts to You-Tube where I will more than likely continue to store the videos.
But I digress. . . .
Pour your coffee, light a candle, gather your journal, pen, and Bible. It’s going to be a great week! Come back Wednesday for a Key Word Study Bible giveaway! This is my favorite study Bible. It brings the Bible to life as you find the meanings of the Hebrew and Greek words translated. It changed everything for me when I began reading the Bible this way. I loved it so much, I wrote a Bible study teaching people how to use this study Bible.
By the way, we’re having a great time in the Online Bible Study using my Ruth study. We’re only seven days into the thirty-one. If you have a copy, we’d love to have you join us. Click the link above for more information.
Are you ready for the week? It’s here, but you’re not alone. I’m praying for you, and you, my friends have the power and hope and promise of the Word of God to live and thrive in you. Somebody give me an Amen!
Hallelujah and glory! It’s going to be a good day.
Leave a comment with a verse you have memorized.
Mine is Philippians 4:6-8, “Don’t worry about anything, but in everything with prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, give your request to God, and the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.” (I might have missed a word or two. But you have to type it from memory!) Can’t wait to read yours.
Finding Purpose in the Word,
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
I love this one too, Diane. It gives us hope, doesn’t it? Much love
The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it to the full.
Amen! That’s a good one! Thanks for sharing Valerie. 😊
“The vision is yet for an appointed time. It speaks of the end and it will not prove false. Though it tarries, wait for it. It will not tary,”
That’s a super cool verse. I like it! Think I need to add that to my memory files. :) Thanks for sharing, Judi!