The Word that powered the universe to creation is the same Word that is available to us today. That is the sum of all I have to say if you stop reading from here make sure you remember this promise. I’d appreciate it if you go on though. 😎
“Then God said, ‘Let there be light,”’and there was light.” That is according to Genesis 1:3. That’s the Word. Who is that Word? The first chapter of John testifies this: “In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness can never extinguish it.” The Apostle John was referring to Jesus, the Living Word of God.
When someone prays to commit his life to Jesus, the power of the Living Word also comes into their lives. For real.
The problem, as Jesus has perfectly illustrated in the parable of the sower in Matthew 13, is that in many, the Word is not able or fails to take root. As for everything that is planted, it needs time to grow and mature. In the case of Christians, we grow through the Word of God, the Bible. And in the frenetic pace of life today, if there is no conscious and intentional effort to read this Word, many fail in their walk.
I prayed to receive Jesus in September 1989. That makes me a 21-year-old follower of Jesus. In those times, a have not really studied the Word except for the those that I learned when I was growing up (I read the Bible like a comic book back then), or when I was preparing for a sermon, or what I have heard repeatedly on Sundays.
I think that did not make me a strong believer.
But God loved me so much that during the last two years when I was struggling with anxiety and health concerns, God led me to His Word and gave me scripture that has increased my faith in Him
He first had to allay my fears by giving me words that assured me of His salvation for whatever that was giving me fear. He gave me a lot of words and I looked for them because it was only in the Word that I was able to find comfort and peace. I was able to start having a journal. I started writing my heart’s concerns and what God was telling me about those concerns.
Starting in the middle of January 2011, I began a Bible reading regimen that should take me through the whole Bible. But there is a difference now. I am reading it with renewed enthusiasm to know what God is telling me. We need the Word everyday. And we need to learn from the Word everyday and be able to apply it in our daily living. If we do not learn from it, then it would be like the seed falling in rocky, thorny soil where the Word is choked and becomes unfruitful.
The promise of the parable of the Sower in Matthew 13:26 is this, “…But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”
This is the most important thing that you will ever do for your Christian life. Understanding the Word. Because in understanding comes faith, and if we have faith, we can move mountains.