Each night before my son Josiah goes to bed, he sits in Daddy's lap and reads the Bible. Until Christmas came around my husband would read to him passages from our Bible. Thankfully our request that we made known for a Toddler Bible was fulfilled and Great Grandma came through with one for Josiah's Christmas present. So now, Josiah is not only enjoying the stories but pictures to follow along. Even when we he was listening to stories out of our Bible without pictures, He still seemed to pick up on stuff. He would talk about Jonah and Jesus walking on water. It was amazing how he remembered God's word. It was Josiah's 3rd Birthday this past weekend and the little boy shocks me daily with what He is learning. Each night as I pray for His salvation, I receive so much hope as I listen to Him respond as His Daddy reads to him God's Word from his new Toddler Bible. Especially last night! As the boys were reading, Josiah shouts, "EVE, DO NOT EAT THE APPLES!" I couldn't help but laugh and be so proud at the same time. Jeremy was reading the book of Genesis to Josiah and when He turned the page there was a picture of Adam and Eve standing next to a tree with Apples. "NO! DO NOT EAT THE FRUIT MADAM AND EVE!" Yes, he says MADAM.
As I listened to little Josiah, I realized how powerful God's Word is.
It doesn't matter what age you are, it still speaks!
A few days ago I was asked, "What are you doing different Amanda? GOD'S WORD! That's it! Instead of trying to work on my marriage, instead of trying to be a better Mom, instead of trying to work my business to make it more successful, I did ONE thing. I got in the Word and all of those things began to change! God's Word did it!
As Christians, we struggle with so many things. Our marriages, our relationships, our parenting, our eating, our exercise, constantly weigh us down and we constantly work on trying to do better in all areas. We stress, we worry, we freak out over so many things in life. I have been guilty of picking up the phone time and time again to share my problems with a friend or family member only to realize that nothing can give me better direction and comfort than God's Word. No matter what I'm going through, no matter what is on my plate, God's Word speaks for all occasions in our life. If you are afraid, it's got a word for you (2 Timothy 1:7). If you are sick, it's got a word for you(Jeremiah 30:17). If you are confused it's got a word for you(Ephesians 3:12). If you are lonely, it's got a word for you(Isaiah 54:10). No matter what, IT SPEAKS!
The most amazing thing has happened since I have delved into His word. My entire life has come into order. Supernaturally, I have more time! Supernaturally, I get my house clean! Supernaturally, people don't get on my nerves as much as they normally would and I can promise you I don't get on their nerves as much either! Supernaturally, my husband becomes more desirable in every way! Supernaturally, my FEAR IS GONE! Hallelujah! Supernaturally, EVERYTHING lines up with one thing, HIS WORD. When it lines up, everything is better! Everything is in one accord! And folks that preaches! Do you think that people won't see a changed man/woman when you get in God's Holy Word? They will! It speaks!
You see my friend, the Word is living and breathing. It has a heartbeat and you can't help but to be changed by reading it.
I promise you, you will see change. Get in it and watch God change you! HIS WORD SPEAKS!