DAY 17 – DEEPEN MY TIME IN THE WORD

By: Jorge Hernandez

““For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 ESV”

Are you hearing from God?

There are many voices we listen to each day. The one voice we hear most is our voice in our mind. We also hear many other voices throughout the day. You turn on the TV, social media, YouTube, our family, and friends are voicing their opinions. We can find ourselves overwhelmed at times and lose peace by letting in all the different voices of the world speaking to our hearts and minds. 

So the questions I’m asking myself are, “Am I hearing from God today? Is God speaking into my life today? Am I resting in God’s promises today? Is God’s word guiding me today? Is God’s Word “living and active” in my life today?”

To hear most effective from God, we need to deepen our time in God’s word. I believe God wants to be the single voice instructing us on how to think and how to function in this world as His children. HE desires for us to look to Him and hear from Him, so we’re not confused by the voices of this world and the enemy of our souls. The writer of Hebrews describes this relationship with God’s word as, “living and active.” We can have a living and active relationship with the creator of the universe through daily abiding in God’s Word. 

ACTION STEP: Position yourself. Position yourself over a section of scripture today. Position your posture to be ready to hear from God’s word. Position yourself in a time and space where it’s quiet. Position yourself to learn and receive from the very words of God today.

PRAYER: Father in Jesus name by the power of the Holy Spirit I thank You for your word. I thank You that Your very words in Scripture are alive and active ready to speak and transform my life. I thank You for Your truthful conviction in Your word that pierces me and transforms me from the inside out. Father may You activate my desire for me to open Your word and hear from You today. Help me to see Your heart in the scriptures. Help me to rest in Your promises and make me look more like Jesus by being a doer of Your word. In Jesus name, I pray amen.