Monday, February 29, 2016

The Word of the Lord

Lord, you spoke, and worlds sprang into being.
You spoke, and there was light.
You spoke, and there was life.

Your word is more powerful than we can imagine.
You had the prophet speak, and dead bones came together and lived.
Jesus spoke, and a dead girl lived.
He spoke, and dead Lazarus came forth alive.
Peter spoke, and dead Tabitha lived.

Today, you call us to speak the words of your gospel.
We speak, and dead hearts spring to life.
We speak, and stony hearts become new and pliable.
We speak, and spiritually dead people live.

The power is not in our personalities,
    Nor in our programs,
       Nor in our persuasive abilities.
It's in you and in your words that you've given us to speak.

Some, blinded by Satan, will hear without hearing,
But you, who gave the word, will speak life to some.

Lord, use your word.

For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as to divide soul, spirit, joints, and marrow; it is a judge of the ideas and thoughts of the heart.
--Hebrews 4:12, HCSB

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