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“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.” (1 Corinthians 4:20)
Well, we know that the word of God is very important, but like seed without water it lies dormant until we add the power of the Holy Spirit. This is the reason why sometimes God’s written word can seem dull and makes no sense to us.
To be able to properly read and understand the word we need to realize that it is a spiritual language, and can only be understood by the Spirit. It is the Spirit who teaches us and causes the word to come to life for us, as we surrender and invite him to fill and control us. (1 John 2:27)
Don’t just be satisfied with having “knowledge” about what the Bible says, add the Holy Spirit and move from words to power. A seed is just a seed until you add water – but once you do… life bursts forth, food, trees, babies! God’s word is seed. (Luke 8:11) We need to take the seed of the word, plant it in our lives, and by the power of the Holy Spirit expect a crop of hope, joy, healing, saved loved ones, healed relationships, victory, and success.
Don’t settle for just knowing God’s word, add the water of the Spirit, and expect to experience everything promised to us through it.
“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24)
Father, I pray that as I read Your word Your Holy Spirit would teach me so that I can know You better. Amen
Question: How do you invite the Holy Spirit in to your study of the word?