What is God’s Word? And what does God’s Word have to do with you? Well, if you are a Christian already, or new to the Christian beliefs then we all must start to understand what the basis of having a relationship with God is.
Matthew 4:4 (KJV) “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
This means that when you read the Bible or listen to God’s Word preached, you are imbibing the very breath of God which gives you life.
That is why there may have been times you walked into church feeling tired at first, but left at the end of the service feeling refreshed and energized. God’s Word had breathed life into your body! I have also seen many of our church members becoming healthier, stronger and even younger-looking because they spend time in God’s Word.
What does it mean to apply God’s Word to your life?
First and foremost, of course, it means reading the Bible regularly. But it also means reflecting on what you’ve read—carefully considering spiritual insights that were written thousands of years ago, yet hold meaning for your life today.
Neither of those steps is as easy as it sounds.
Jesus said that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. If it is important to eat our meals every day, how much more feeding on God’s Word? Jesus wants us to know that we need God’s Word even more than our daily meals. He made us, so He knows best what our bodies need daily.
So whatever you do, remember to get your daily feeding of God’s Word. Read your Bible in the comfort of your home or in the office during your lunch break. Play sermon CDs while driving to work or doing household chores. If you prefer something more visual, watch DVDs on the preaching of His Word. Choose whichever form you prefer and get His Word into you!
You cannot live when you stop breathing. In the same way, you cannot live without the Word because it is the very breath of God which gives you life and health!