My Grace-Full Life

11.15.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: An Unexpected Series… Trusting God’s Word

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Yesterday’s Prayer Prompt was based on Psalm 118:8 and we talked about how manmade things are never guaranteed, but our God is 100% worthy of our trust.
After I posted, I started thinking about things and made a list, so…
We have a series on trust!
I don’t do series very often, so I’m as surprised as you are, but the Holy Spirit put several trust-related topics on my heart.
This is officially Day 2 of what will be a 6-day series.
Today, let’s read Hebrews 4:12 which says, “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
Our Holy Bible may be comprised of ancient writings, but this verse is still true.
Our modern world wants to reinvent the Word of God, but every original word is still relevant and applicable to our lives.
There is so much to learn from it, and this isn’t a book you read once and put away.
Yet, people want to question it.
They want to replace things that make them uncomfortable and redefine who God is and what He says.
People will take a textbook, written by man, and hold it up as gospel truth…
The same textbook that will be updated and modified year after year and that another author will eventually discredit and all the followers of Textbook A will migrate like mindless sheep over to the new voice of “authority” who wrote Textbook B.
And let’s forget about books for a minute…
One minute, eggs are bad for you, then they’re not…
One minute, coffee is bad for you and later studies show that coffee drinkers live longer.
It’s so hard to keep up, but we blindly accept “truths” from man, and continue to question God!
It doesn’t make sense, does it?
We have to realize that the thoughts and ideas of man are fallible.
Even this devotion…
I’ve written before: if this devotion or another is your sole source for knowing who God is, put it down.
I’d rather you read the Bible for yourself.
Our words should be secondary, not the first resource you go to.
I pray very hard that I will represent God’s word accurately here, but I’m just a 43-year-old woman in Clemmons, NC who is typing this out on an iPhone before I go to work!
I’m a sinner and have issues with humility and pride and am ridiculously stubborn at times.
While I believe I’m completely right on this topic, my voice and the voices of other Christian writers should never be fully relied on!
We make mistakes!
But the Holy Bible is the inspired word of God, and there are no mistakes.
The Bible is worthy of trust.
The ideas, thoughts, words, and theories of people are not.
Let’s put our trust priorities in their rightful order.
God first.
God completely.
Today, as you pray, ask the Holy Spirit to convict your heart of any misinterpretations you’ve accepted.
Ask Him to help you trust in God’s word as the final authority for all things, trusting that God does not need to be reinvented (and how could He be since He is the Creator of all?!) and God’s word is timeless, completely applicable today, whether modern culture agrees or not.

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