Living and active

I woke with these words from the Hebrew writer on my mind:

"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight.* Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.--Hebrews 4:12-13

Does it speak for itself? Only if we do allow it to speak into our lives. Most of us tend to make choices that leave out the word of God in our lives--I'm guilty of that on weekly basis . . . there are days when I don't touch the word of God in any authentic way.

Lord, lay open my life to you, to the world around me. Your word, Christ, the Spirit, is living. Let me be a living word.

*There's a rare mistake in my NIV here: no period, though in Greek there's no punctuation to speak of anyway!

GeneralGreg Taylor