Life often finds us wondering if we will ever experience the great thrills and adventures we see around us. As a society we have pretty much made Entertainment our reality- because fantasy seems so amazing. We all do it- whether it is superhero powers we are in awe of or Hallmark movies with the perfect romance. Ever binge on a whole TV series because you are so into the characters’ lives? I have. I have dreams after watching them about being a part of it because my mind gets wrapped up in the show. Later, I just end up thinking how lame I must be. I am convinced part of this is just our spirits CRAVING the excitement of supernatural power and truth. Has the reality that there is Holy, powerful truth available to us just been forgotten? Or are we all just not grabbing onto it?
Why though? By the way, I am totally right there too. Maybe we should start by realizing that all the words in the world are yelling at us, trying to convey truth. Maybe we are picking the wrong words to listen to.
I have to be honest because I don’t want to trick you into thinking I know everything since I am writing a blog… Yesterday was one of those days when I felt like maybe my husband should wash not just my mouth out with soap, but my mind too. I had become so upset with another person, I started reflecting it back onto myself. Ever sit there and think “I suck, I suck, I really really suck”? It almost turns into a song because it repeats itself so much throughout the day. I dragged myself to the small group we are a part of, (thank God literally). As soon as the Bible was opened and started being read out loud, my mind felt like it completely cleared those thoughts out. The Word was reminding me of God always choosing me, he even set a future and plan out for me(even knowing I had the choice to not choose it or Him). He must really think I am cool. [EPHESIANS 1:11-14] In a matter of seconds, I felt so silly for slamming myself. Where was that ‘false truth’ coming from? One second in the Word of the Lord, and those thoughts had fled so fast. So where are we getting truth in this life? Because it influences are mind, and our mind influences our actions and choices, which in the long run shapes our lives. Are you hearing what I am saying? THE WORDS AROUND YOU SHAPE YOUR LIFE. What words are you surrounding yourself with?
Hebrews 4:12- “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
The Word of God- it has and will always be truth- and we have complete access to it. It helps measure our heart, is has the ability to grow and manifest our spirit. It feeds us.
What words are you letting feed you?
I am starting to challenge myself with what I am watching, listening to, and reading. When a thought crosses my mind- it is time to not surrender to it, but align whatever it may be next to Truth and see how it measures up. [2 Corinthians 10:5] I decided it was time to see if others were asking the same questions. Is it okay we aren’t watching what ministers to our body, mind, spirit, and soul? Our world doesn’t shape us- the Word should be doing that. Right now more than ever, our world really needs the Holy Word. And not for religion, but merely because the One who created this whole universe must know what He is talking about.