40 Days to Lasting Change Day 5
Right Word at the Right Time
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints, and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
As I have listened to people’s AHA stories over the years, one of the questions I often ask is: Looking back, can you see how God tried to get your attention even though you didn’t realize it? I am completely convinced that part of the supernatural power of God’s Word is that it often intersects with our lives when we are most desperate for the truth. Hebrews tells us it is “alive and active.”
Like a GPS system that gives us a heads-up when our exit is quickly approaching, God’s Word speaks into our lives right when we need it the most. As we seek and study the Bible, we give the Holy Spirit opportunity to shape our thinking, guide us, and sound alarms when necessary. Digging into Scripture is our way of listening and tuning our ears to our Father’s voice. (Idleman, Kyle. 40 Days to Lasting Change: An AHA Challenge (pp. 48-50). David C. Cook. Kindle Edition.)
I’m reminded today that God’s word can come in my daily time with Him or in desperate times without Him. It’s hard to hear the voice of one we don’t know. As we spend time in God’s word we learn to hear God’s voice and when I give Him the best of my time rather than the left-over time, I learn to treasure His word for my walk. It seems like when we’re in a desperate place rather than a deliberate place we find ourselves in a disconnected place where it’s hard to hear the Father. I want to hear and recognize my Father’s voice every step of the way.