Meditation Thought: “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)
Even human words have great effect. The course of history can be changed by only a word: ‘love’ or ‘hate’; ‘go’ or ‘come’. But God’s words have power far beyond human power and we do well to stand in awe of them and to heed them.
The more words of God we know, the more we learn of God – and the more we know of God, the more we know of everything. As we come to know God, we come to realize that He can be trusted: that when He allows something into our lives, it is for a purpose. We don’t always look at it as an opportunity, however, and therefore it becomes a burden rather than the blessing that was available if we had been the proper catalyst to change it into one.
When we are causing action, if it is God’s energy and direction working through us, that action is going to rearrange the situation into good. We need to look carefully to be sure that we reach for the tools that God is handing down, and do not use tools coming from another source.
We know God’s tools are consistent with scripture, and consistent with the personality of Jesus, and will be visible in prayer. They may be in any shape or in any form, but handed to us in love, in gentleness and not forced – for God wants us to use His tools, but He also wants us to want to use them. And when we do – wow – they are so superior to other tools we have used that we become eager to continue to use them. If we choose carefully and alertly, we will be able to discern which tools are truly God’s tools.