I don't know about you but I've been feeling highly unmotivated this week. JD has had to pull me out of bed most mornings because my body has felt like a heavy brick. I've been building blanket tents on the couch with warm coffee in my hands non-stop. I'm thankful for the sunshine pouring into the windows today as this week has been awfully dreary and the weather has seemed so sad. I'm also thankful for the fact that even when we're feeling sluggish, God's word is ALIVE and ACTIVE. What a beautiful truth to cling to!
Thank you to everyone who has sent texts and emails this week about how God has spoken to you through this verse. If you missed my Facebook post this week, read it here:
As I was writing out Hebrews 4:12 this morning, I asked God if He could really affect people's lives with the verse this week from the scripture memory resource. "I know Your Word is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, but how is that going to carry people through a tough week?" Hello!? What more do you need to carry you through the week? When everything is crumbling around you, the Word of God is STILL 'alive and active; it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.' That is a beautiful promise, a promise we can surely cling to.
Within an hour, two friends messaged me saying how much they've been clinging to Hebrews 4:12. One friend said, "It is empowering and comforting to know that God's word can see right through my 'tough' exterior and evaluates my heart. When others may misinterpret my intentions, He is refining me and loves the deepest parts. Good words to know by hear." I'm thankful for encouraging friends and I'm thankful for the One who hears me, in even my most naive moments, and still chooses to show me grace and truth at every corner.
Dwell Richly Update: I seriously can't get enough of Lindsey S.'s chalkboard memory verses! Loving that they are memorizing the verses as a family each week! PS: Sending infinite and GIGANTIC Happy Birthday Wishes to you today!!!!
Amy G. posted the AMP version of Hebrews 4:12 this week. The details and descriptions are so good:
For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and the [immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.
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