Lately God through the Holy Spirit has been impressing on my heart the importance of staying in His Word.Even though I promote Biblical meditation, I try to be very clear that it is only a tool to help increase our fruitfulness and deepen our relationship with Christ.I love using Christian meditation to transition from a busy day to spending time with God or to start my day focused on the Lord, clearing away all the extraneous.
Through consistent practice I have also learned how to quiet my mind and thoughts which helps me tremendously in hearing God’s voice in my own spirit.It also helps me maintain my peace of mind and live more in the present moment.Without learning this spiritual discipline I think our Christian walk can only go so far. But again, it’s just a tool.
Well last night as I enjoyed my shower, I kept hearing in my spirit, “In the beginning was the word.”Earlier that day after working out with a friend, we talked about the importance of taking everything to God.My friend shared with me that she was just minutes away from taking Prozac (an anti-depressant) for this overwhelming disconnection she had been feeling for several weeks.But within moments of taking the drug, she cried out to God in desperation, “Lord, I don’t want to say that this drug healed me. I want you to heal me.”Well that started a dialogue with God that resulted in changing her life and the Prozac is in the medicine cabinet.
After getting ready for bed and sitting in my comfy chair I opened to where I knew I’d find the scripture God placed in my heart. There in St. John Chapter 1, verse 1 I read, “ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.Verse 2- “Through him (the Word) all things were made that has been made, without him (the Word) nothing was made that has been made.”
Whoa!Do you see the significance in all that!First creation started with the “Word” of God.I don’t mean when God formed the earth and all that; I mean in the beginning of existence however that is defined.Therefore, can anything be more powerful than God’s Word?
Then the verse says, “The Word was “with” God, meaning the “Word” of God has a separate identity, a life of its own. It is its own creative force.
Then it says, not only is the Word with God, the Word “is” God, meaning it is all powerful and possesses God-like attributes.
Verse 2 reads “through him (the Word) of God all things were made that were made.” Does this mean that everything in existence started with “the Word”? I think so!
Now jump to verse 14, and it reads, the “Word” became flesh and made his dwelling among us.In Isaiah 55:11 God said, My Word, which comes from my mouth, is like the rain and snow. It will not come back to me without results. It will accomplish whatever I want and achieve whatever I send it to do.”
In the gospel,Jesus said to the Centurion, “Speak the Word ONLY and your servant will be healed.
In John 6:63 Jesus said, “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh accomplishes nothing. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
Jesus told his disciples if they would just speak to that mountain and not doubt in their heart that it must obey them.
He told us a good man out of the good treasure in his heart manifest that which is good. This shows us that our Words are linked to our heart as well as our minds. For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. All creation begins with a thought that is planted in our heart and then spoken by our words.
These verses demonstrate to us that God’s powerful Word, which happens to have its own identity and creative energy has also been passed down or transferred to us to create and manifest what we desire.
So not only do we need to know the Word, we need to speak the Word.But not just any words…Words that possess life, love, joy, peace, and abundance. Words that vibrate the very essence of God. For when we speak in alignment with God’s Word, we create a union that can’t be defeated.
If you’ve been speaking words of doubt, defeat, lack, or fear, know that through your words, you are creating your destiny.Proverbs 4:23-24 tell us to, “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put perverse lips far from you.” Wouldn’t you agree that anything not of faith is perverse and deceptive?
Proverbs 10:11- “The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life.”Let your fountain bring forth words that honor who you are and want to become.
I pray that you will never look at your words the same way again. For, it’s your words that shape and mold your life, circumstances, and future.It is the beginning of ALL creation, because everything that was made started with the Word.