Sitting by the ocean, early in the morning, with a great cup of coffee, and taking time to read and pray, I am once again reminded of the incredible power of God’s Word. God spoke and all that it is came into existence. His Word holds it all together and one day will cause it all to vanish in a moment, only to be replaced by a greater and grander universe instantly created by His Word.
As I look around at the family God has given to me I am also reminded of the power of His Word. The truth of His Word drew me to Himself when I was a child and made me His own. His Word kept me from destroying my life as a young person and gave me a passion to please and serve Him. His Word opened my eyes and brought me back from the brink of destroying my marriage as a young man and driving my children away from me and from Christ. Without the power of God’s Word to sanctify me, to teach me, to correct me, to direct my steps, I would have most certainly ruined or lost every good thing. With Him, well, God has given my wife and me, our children and grandchildren, more than we have the right to ask.
His Word continues to break my heart over the sin that would ruin all, to incite a real and personal passion to please Him, and to blow wind into the sails of my passion to preach and teach His Word as long as I live. It brings clarity to my confusion. It brings strength to my weakness. It brings wisdom into my cluelessness. It produces love for others in the midst of my self love. It gives real and powerful hope in the deepest discouragement. His Word is truly beyond words.
Psalm 119:89-93 “Forever, O LORD, your word stands firm in heaven. 90 Your faithfulness extends to every generation, as enduring as the earth you created. 91 Your laws remain true today, for everything serves your plans. 92 If your law hadn’t sustained me with joy, I would have died in my misery. 93 I will never forget your commandments, for you have used them to restore my joy and health.”