For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
I came to work recently and my husband asked me if I had noticed the lake when I came in. After some heavy rain the lake was dark brown. I always come in the main entrance and pass the lake but I had not noticed it at all. I get so used to seeing things that I really don’t see them at all.
So it is when I read the Word. I have seen these verses so many times that it is easy to not see them at all. I noticed recently that, as I was reading a book, I was skimming over the scripture references. I knew these verses and opted to not even look at them for fresh insight. I hate admitting that but it’s true. There are many times it is easier to trust what we have always seen and not bother to look again. It is easy to forget how alive the Word really is. I need to be reminded that there is always something new to learn, there is always a greater understanding to discover, a deeper insight that will grow my faith.
Today take a fresh look at what is right in front of you. It could be the Word of God, His creation or benefits. Perhaps it is the darkness of sin we often see in our hearts that we get so used to that we just don’t see it anymore. What do you need to really see today?
Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and teaches a Bible Study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.