Scripture #19

You’ve probably never had the exact same conversation ever in your life. Not counting the "Hi, how are you?"..."I'm good, how are you?" type exchange. Every single actual conversation you’ve ever had has been the sum of the unique parts of you, the other person, the situation, the ideas, and that exact moment.

I believe the same is true of our reading of God’s Word. Every time we open our Bibles, it’s a new conversation. We bring the unique moment we’re in, the thoughts and ideas and experiences we’re in the middle of, and we encounter God’s words in a new way. It’s never, ever the same.

One of the biggest challenges for us as believers in reading God’s Word is that we become bored with it. We’re familiar with many of the stories, we've been hearing these words for years, we know the favorite verses. But we forget that in a way these words are always new. The way they speak to us is as unique as the moment we’re in and who we are, which is always changing.

Maybe sometimes we approach His Word in the "Hi, how are you?"..."I'm good, how are you?" type exchange, confusing it in that moment with an actual conversation. We forget that to communicate with Him, we have to bring our whole selves to that moment, pause, and listen intently for what He is saying back.

If I miss out on bringing who I am today to His Word, I may miss out on a conversation He wants to have with me in this unique day and moment that will not come again.

I’m deeply grateful for the Word of God and that it is alive and active, new and mysterious in the way He speaks to us differently and specifically each new day. Let’s step into the conversation and be listening today.

God's word is alive and powerful! It is sharper than any double-edged sword. His word can cut through our spirits and souls and through our joints and marrow, until it discovers the desires and thoughts of our hearts. (Hebrews 4:12, CEV)

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