In 2008, I became a born again Christian, I gave my life to the Lord and attended a great church. Fast forward a few years, and I had moved to a different place in 2012. I started attending a different church and there I rededicated my life to the Lord. I started reading my bible regularly everyday. The church I attend emphasizes greatly on the significance of the Word of God. When we read our bibles it changes things for the better, I am a testament to what the word has done in my life. I have been healed physically, and set free from many hurts in my life that kept me in bondage.
A verse that sticks out to me is in Romans 12:2(AMP) “Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to it’s external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed), by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].
I made a quality decision to spend time in God’s Word every morning and every evening. At the beginning it was just routine, but the more I have learned about God and who I am in Him; the habit became a great desire and its a joy to fellowship with my Father in the Word. Every time I read the word, or listen to the word being preached I am learning who my Father is. I am shown the way to become more like Him. As I let the word fill me more and more, I find that the things that use to annoy me don’t bother me anymore. If someone is being hurtful, I don’t retaliate but instead act loving towards them. I am learning to let the nature of God be my nature. If Jesus said to love your enemies and forgive then I will. If Jesus doesn’t want us to be sad but full of joy then I’m going to be.
By no means do I always get it right, yes I do slip up. That’s why I keep going to the word and filling myself up. The parts of me that need to change will eventually change because I want to be like my Father.
In Hebrews 4:12(AMP) it says that the Word of God is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword and it penetrates to the deepest parts of our souls and nature and exposing, sifting, analyzing and judging the thoughts and purposes of our hearts.
I recently had an event that was truth to what I am talking about. On the way to work in my car one morning a loud clunk, a bunch of rattling and my sense brought me to the side of the road and I found one of my tires was flat. I also realized that morning my phone was not with me. Instead of freaking out and getting angry, I calmly was led to start walking to a farm house that was very a little ways up the road. Fortunately a very kind man stopped and brought me the last few miles to the town where I work. A few phone calls later and I had a friend come and find and put new tires on my car. I was on the road again that same day. Praise God!
At the end of the day during my time with the Lord, I realized not once did I raise my voice in anger, not once did I throw something in frustration and it most definitely did not ruin the rest of my day. It so stunned me to realize that I hadn’t acted that way!! A little voice spoke on the inside me, and said ‘it was because of the Word of God, it changed how you reacted in that kinda situation.’ My jaw dropped and I responded “Yes Lord, Thank you for Your Word!” And just sat there giving praise and thanking God.
God’s Word is so amazing and it changes things, including us.