Pause

As we read the words of Scripture, take a moment and reflect on how God’s word has encouraged you and could bring action steps into your life.

“For the word of God is living and active…” (Hebrews 4:12, ESV)

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Listen

We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

1 John 5:9-13

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Think

Do we really believe God’s word is alive and active and true? If we really did believe, how would that change our lives?

Today’s Scripture tells us that God’s testimony is greater than the words of humans. Yet it can be so easy to doubt that what God says is true. Jesus’ disciples doubted what he told them until the very end. Only once they experienced the resurrection did they know that his testimony was true.

If you are doubting, pray for an experience with Christ. Spend some time alone in prayer, reading Scripture, asking the Spirit to reveal the truth of God’s testimony to you. The Holy Spirit was sent to testify to Christ, to reveal God’s truth to us. 1 John 5:6 says: “The Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is truth.” Those “who believe in the name of the Son of God” have life (vs. 13). This life is eternal and powerful. It is available to all!

Kimberly McLeod

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Pray

Holy Spirit, it can be difficult to believe your testimony over the words of those around me. I ask for an encounter with you, to experience you. Still my heart and speak your truth to me, that Jesus is life. May I believe this testimony deep within my soul. Amen.

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Go

Look for God revealing the truths of the word to you, in your day-to-day life, in your friends, in your family.

Ask the Spirit to open your eyes to the power of the word.

Spend time in Scripture seeking to receive, understand, and believe the word.

Kimberly McLeod

Kimberly McLeod is a wife and mother of 3 busy boys, serving since 2002 as a family counselor and leader in her church and community of Cumming, Georgia. She is a lover of Jesus, coffee and good words. You can connect with her on her blog at www.whatagoodword.com.

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