“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 today’s modern age, we have easy access to vast amounts of information. Whether it’s the most recent New York Times bestseller or the newest trending podcast, we are constantly being informed. However, when we draw near to God through His Word, the goal is not to simply be informed but to be transformed by a living and active God through His living and active Word.
As Herman Bavinck once wrote, ”Where God’s Word is, there is God Himself, and there God’s Spirit is at work…” When we open up the Scriptures, we aren’t just reading a book but encountering a Person and He changes everything (John 1). Through Jesus, anything is possible. The sinner can be saved, the broken can be restored, the captive can be set free, the dead can come to life. Draw near to God’s Word today, encounter Jesus, and be transformed.
The Word of God is essential to our relationship with Jesus and shapes our prayer life. In order to walk closely with God in prayer, we must know Him through His Word. Let’s pray for God to grow our desire for His Word that we may walk more closely with Him and become more like Jesus.
At West Ridge Church, we believe community is integral to becoming a fully devoted follower of Jesus. Not only do we need it, but God calls us to it. During this season, we are celebrating Group Launch as our new and existing groups kick-off another semester of ministry. In light of this, we want to spend today praying over our Group Leaders as well as today’s Group Launch Event. If you do not yet belong to a group at West Ridge Church, we invite you to join us at Group Launch at 4pm in the Worship Center.