Monday, February 4, 2013

The Power of the Word

My whole life I have had a Bible. Crazy really. I've had one since the day I was born, but not until I was in my  20s did I truly find my love for the Word. I've written about it in my other post . I was once again reminded of the power of the Word this past week.

Still fighting the kidney stone morning with particularly bad pain I had given up any hope of relief. Through my tired tears and with my last thought of hope I said aloud, "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength" (Phil. 4:13).

Upon the words leaving my lips, I tasted a hint of relief. Immediately I began to recite James. And with that recitation I tasted more relief. I began to then quote as many verses as I could think of. I called my dad to start reading anything from the Word. And I kid you not, sweet brothers and sisters, ...the pain left. Kidney stone pain...gone.

It makes me think of Hebrews 4:12, "For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit..."

It is truly the living word of God. May we hold His Words in great faith.

I am pressing into the Lord for wisdom in suffering. I believe there is purpose. I pray that you may be encouraged my this little testimony of mine. There is power in the testimony. I do not boast of myself because I can honestly say I had given up. I had nothing. But it was then that God came to rescue me. He can handle it all. But to handle it all, we must give it all to him. He is faithful. He is love.

Call upon the name of Jesus. He will hear you. He has not left you to yourself sweet one. 

"There is none like you, O Lord; 
you are great, and your name is great in might....
But the Lord is the true God; 
he is the living God and the ever lasting King."
Jeremiah 10:6,10

"Don't Wrestle, Just Nestle" - Corrie ten Boom

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