The Working Word

For the word of God is alive and powerful…. –Hebrews 4:12 NLT

September 3, 2021

The Working Word

For the word of God is alive and powerful…. –Hebrews 4:12 NLT

In this verse, “word” comes from the Greek word logos, which means “what has been said, spoken, explained, and transmitted.” The Bible is the written communication of God. In it, we find His thoughts, plans, promises, and instructions. God’s Word is likened to seed in Luke 8:4. The Bible contains everything it needs to actively work and produce the fruit of what God has said (Isaiah 55:10-11). When received, it always accomplishes God’s purpose—like a fire that consumes anything that doesn’t pass the test of truth. God’s Word is like a hammer that breaks into pieces the rock of stubborn resistance (Jeremiah 23:29). When you receive God’s Word, allowing it access to your heart and declaring it as your own, it has the power to bring life, to change what looks impossible, and to heal and restore even the most resistant situations. What unwanted habits in your life have stubbornly resisted change? What dreams need resurrecting? Where do you need healing and restoration? Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you to His specific Word for your situation. Receive it as your own. Declare it every day.

prayer focuses

Thank the Lord that you belong to Him, that He loves you, and that His Word is working in your life.

Ask the Lord to reveal areas in your life that need His Word and to lead you to specific verses to receive and declare.


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Janice Buckson

Janice is a retired home-educator who's married to her high school sweetheart. Together they enjoy fun family times with their children and grandkids, quiet walks on the beach and the adventures of road trips. Her deepest desires are to grow in Christ and encourage others with His Word.