Posted by Lou Fellingham on 27 April 2017

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” [2 Timothy 3:16,17]

“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.” [Hebrews 4:12]

In life, our primary calling is to be in relationship with the Father, Son and Spirit. This relationship is two way. We don’t just unload our requests, our thoughts, our dreams, our cries and it falls on to deaf ears. It says in Psalm 34 that “the eyes of the Lord are towards the righteous and His ears towards their cry…” (verse 150 and that “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles” (verse 17). James 4 reminds us to "come near to God and He will come near to you." Throughout His word there is an invitation to come.

How? One of the most important ways God speaks to us is through His word. The bible is God-breathed and has been given to us to reveal who God is, His heart, His purposes and His love for us. It helps us to see the bigger picture for life and the best way for us to live. It is living and powerful. It’s full of events that help guide us, warn us and give us hope.

Sometimes we are in danger of using the word of God to back up our desires and plans for our own lives when instead we should be relying on the Bible as the primary, undeniable way of Him speaking to us.

Let me encourage you today. This song, Speak, is about a preparation of the heart. It is about having all of our senses ready to meet with Him. It’s about having ears to hear Him and a heart that is willing to respond. It’s about a cry to encounter Him afresh and be filled with His Spirit.

All of these things are wonderful, but nothing outweighs the power and encounter we can have with Him as we read His word and as the Holy Spirit brings revelation.

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