One thing I’ve already learned from blogging is to see a story in everything. Even the littlest things. So last night while my lover and I were studying greek and sipping on some coffee I saw in my mind a valentine’s day post using this picture:
I was going to talk about how sweet we were together studying and drinking steaming hot coffee out of our Mr & Mrs mugs. I was going to say mushy things about how awesome my husband is. But then when I was editing this photo the background caught me eye.
This photo was taken while we were studying biblical greek. And it really got me to thinking about the Bible. As a whole. About how important God’s Word is. How powerful it is. How living God’s Word is. Hebrews 4:12 says,
“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
I don’t know about you, but this verse can make me really uncomfortable. The last half of the verse just burns into my brain. God’s Word is a discerner of my thoughts and intents of my heart. Right now. Actively. It makes me uncomfortable because, well, sometimes my thoughts and my heart would not make the Lord proud. It’s hard to subject myself to the probing of God’s Word, especially when it points out the things I have done wrong. But it’s so important to a Christian’s walk with the Lord to be daily reading from the Bible. To be a little more like Christ every day we must subject ourselves to the probing of His Word. Isaiah 64:8 says,
“But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.”
My question today is this: Do you want to be molded? Will you lay your heart open to the discerning power of God’s sharper-than-a-two-edged-sword Word?