“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)
Be sharp in the word of the God because the word of God is your sword and shield against the trials, temptations and tribulations of this world we live in. If we know the word of God, we can use it to stand against the rising flood. It can give you strength in times of temptation. It can give you hope in times of despair. It can bring you comfort. Trust in the word of God and trust in God. For he will never leave you nor forsake you and unlike man, God keeps his promises.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your cares upon Him, because He cares about you. - 1 Peter 5:6-7 HCSB
Are you worshipping God with faith and assurance? If not, you should. When we worship God with faith and assurance, when we place Him at the absolute center of our lives, we invite His love into our hearts. In turn, we grow to love Him more deeply as we sense His love for us.
St. Augustine wrote, "I love you, Lord, not doubtingly, but with absolute certainty. Your word beat upon my heart until I fell in love with you, and now the universe and everything in it tells me to love you." Let us pray, that we, too, will turn our hearts to our Heavenly Father, knowing with certainty that He loves us and that we love Him.
God is love and God's love is perfect. So, open yourselves to His perfect love, be touched by the Creator's hand, and therefore, be transformed, not just for a day, but for all days, for all eternity.
So, today open yourselves to His presence and to His love. He is here. He is waiting. His love is here, always. Accept it - now - and be blessed.