Receive the Word with Meekness
Adapted from “The Holy Spirit” by Wendell Parr
My heart’s desire is to communicate the truths of God’s Word in such a way that they can be received and activated in everyday life.
The Word is important; it reveals to us God’s character—His nature (Num. 23:19). It shares with us His good plan for our lives (Jer. 29:11) and the tools He has given us to fulfill that plan (Heb. 13:20-21). The Word of God is our authority.
But how can we receive its direction and walk as God intended if we don’t know the Word?
Now don’t get religious on me. I’m not talking about knowing what your church believes about God’s Word. I’m not talking about following a set of traditions or written doctrines about God. I’m not even talking about being able to quote John 3:16. The Word tells us that kind of knowledge is worthless.
“And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition…making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered….” —Mark 7:9, 13
We need to experience the Word for ourselves.
God has a special purpose and plan for each of our lives, but if we hold so tightly to the things we’ve been taught and do not allow the Word of God to speak for itself, we will stop God’s Word from affecting our lives.
It’s all about attitude—our willingness to be taught of God and not rely on man’s experience.
When we learn to value what God says above what man thinks, it brings peace and frees us to live life with God’s ability.