Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Is God's Word Alive in You?

Today's Reading: I Thessalonians 1-3

We also constantly give thanks to God for this, that when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word but as what it really is, God's word, which is also at work in you believers. I Thessalonians 2: 13 NRSV

The message preached to the people at Thessalonica was not a human message. Instead, it was God's message. And the people there heard it as such and accepted God's word. Not only did they accept God's word but they allowed God to work on the hearers in such a way that there belief and faith in God is clearly evident. God's word became active and alive in the hearers.

How active and alive is God's word in you?

You can read scripture and come away thinking it was a good story or disagreeing with what you heard. Or you can allow God's word to soak into your skin, soften your heart and change your point of view. You can hear God's message - in word, song or creation - and keep going about your business. Or you can truly allow God's message to take root in you, forming you, developing your faith, and producing fruit.

How active and alive is God's word in you?

God, we give thanks for your word. May it be active and alive in all of us. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims

No comments:

Post a Comment