The men’s event that Danny attended over the weekend was amazing. There were hot air balloons, catapult races, bungee jumping, and so much more. There were food vendors of every type. The worship leaders sang the best songs. The light show from the stage was over the top. Some of the speakers were famous television personalities. All of that was great! I knew Danny would have a good time, because he just always has a good time. But the preaching was awesome. Fine preachers teaching the Word of God brought Truths to light that help in life. All the other things were fine and fun, but the preaching was all that could make life change possible for the roughly 5,000 men who attended.
Regardless of the circumstances, nothing will change without the presence of God. Euphoric moments of adrenaline won’t change a thing about a person’s life. Great food doesn’t speak healing or blessing. But the Word of God makes all the difference. Strip away everything else and you’ve got what you will always and forever need – God’s Word. Delivered in Truth, administered by Holy Spirit, it brings the presence of God into every situation. Atmospheric conditions of spiritual proportions change by simply administering the Word of God in Spirit and Truth.
Oh beloved, run to God’s Word this morning! Open up the Book of Books breathed into existence by the King of Kings! Before the foundation of the world God knew you would need His Word to live. There are so many distractions in your life. You’ve done it all and enjoyed most of it. But nothing has changed your life by participation in “stuff”. You’re looking for real change and God’s Word is your starting point. Every Word has atmospheric conditions that will change you. You may be wondering how you will ever see change in areas of life you have been praying for. God’s Word is your security pledge for change. Read His Word often, speak it aloud in your home, listen to it on the radio. Take it in and live it out. Apply it to your every wound and see that wound healed. Apply it to your situations and see what God can do. Ask God to give you a Word for that problem you see no answer for and watch as things change in the heavenlies and in your life.
God loves you and He’s for you. Now is the time when we are going to have to be people of the Word. Enjoyment is not a sin but we are moving past the entertainment phase of our life in Christ. We won’t make it unless we eat of the Word and speak it out to others. But don’t despair because the most wonderful life is a life spent walking in the Word. Rejoice as you live in the Light and spread that light everywhere you go, so that others may become fully alive as well!
Psalm 19:8,11 The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; In keeping them there is great reward. (entire chapter)
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction. NIV
Psalm 36:8-9 You feed them from the abundance of Your own house, letting them drink from Your river of delights. For You are the fountain of life, the light by which we see.
Psalm 119:130-131 The teaching of Your word gives light, so even the simple can understand. I pant with expectation, longing for Your commands.
Jeremiah 15:16 When I discovered Your words, I devoured them. They are my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear Your name, O LORD God of Heaven’s Armies.