Come to Scripture anticipating an encounter with God. As you take in His words, eager to live by them, God’s Spirit accompanies those words.
Oswald Smith said that to be filled with the Word is the same as being filled with the Spirit. In Acts these two terms appear to describe a single truth. Peter stated that the Gentiles “have received the Holy Spirit” (10:47). A few verses later, he stated it differently: “The Gentiles had received the word of God” (11:1).
When you welcome God’s Word into your life, you are welcoming His Spirit. His Spirit will work through your obedience to transform your actions, attitudes, disposition, and priorities--your entire life.
It’s possible though, to be content with discovering insights and enjoying passing those insights on to others and miss the joy of allowing His Words to give us life. His words are still alive! “They are not just idle words for you--they are your life” (Deut. 32:47).
“I no longer live, but Christ lives in me,” wrote Paul (Gal. 2:20). As we live out God’s Word, the unbelievable happens. Christ’s life lives in us.
Thank You, Jesus, for the joy Your Word brings.
“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete” (John 15:11)
Today's Prayer Request
Pray that women will have a deeper desire for God's Word and discover the joy of applying Scripture.