“…man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.” Deut 8:3
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak on this topic for a ladies day. In my preparation and sharing I was reminded of a few things I thought I would pass along for your edification.
When we approach God’s Word we need to approach it as a gourmet meal not fast food.
God’s Word is powerful.
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” From Genesis 1:3 to 1:26, eight times God spoke into the abyss and created what we now know as earth.
Vs. 3, Then God said, “let there be light”; and there was light.
Vs. 6 Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters and let it divide the waters from the waters.” Thus God made the firmament.
Vs. 9 Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together in one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.
Then God said,… and it was so.
God spoke things into existence – out of nothing [ex-nihilo]
“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made out of things that are visible.” Hebrews 11:3
God speaks and things happen. God’s Word is powerful.
Diane Hunt is part of the Development and Addiction Recovery teams at America’s Keswick. In addition to being a Biblical Counselor, she is a Women’s speaker for retreats, conferences and events. She is a regular writer for Victory Call and one of the authors of Crossing the Jordan Bible Study. She has been married to her husband John for 30 years. She has 2 adult children, 4 grandchildren, 3 adult step-children with 7 grandchildren making 11 in all. She delights in reading and teaching, but mostly in laughing at the funny things her grandchildren say and do.