The Working Word


For the word of God is alive and powerful… -Hebrews 4:12 NLT

In this verse, “word” comes from the Greek word, “logos”. It means what has been said, spoken, explained, and transmitted. The Bible is the written communication of God. It’s where we find His thoughts, plans, promises, and instructions.

God’s word is likened to seed (Luke 8:4). It contains everything it needs to actively work and produce the fruit of what God has said (Isaiah 55:10-11). When received, it will always accomplish God’s purpose. It is like a fire that consumes anything that doesn’t pass the test of truth.

It is like a hammer that will break in pieces the rock of stubborn resistance (Jeremiah 23:29). When you receive God’s word, allowing it access to your heart and declaring it as your own, it has the power to bring life, to change what looks impossible, and to heal and restore even the most resistant situations.

What unwanted habits in your life have stubbornly resisted change? What dreams need resurrecting? Where do you need healing and restoration? Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you to His specific Word for your situation. Receive it as your own.

Declare it every day. Be patient and allow the Word to work in you, and you will see God do what He desires for you because He loves you and you are His.

Prayer Focus

  • Thank the Lord that you belong to Him, that He loves you, and for His working word in your life.
  • Ask the Lord to reveal areas in your life that need His word and to lead you to specific verses to receive and declare.
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