God's Word: Week 2 - Devotion 1

“For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him, we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’”– Romans 8:15

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God." - Colossians 3:16

The Mississippi River is over 2,500 miles long and flows from the Canadian border all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. This giant waterway begins in a lake in Minnesota that is fed by a stream only about three feet wide. It is amazing that such a small stream can be the starting point for the largest river in America.

The Apostle Paul tells us to let the words of Christ have their starting point in a very small place: our hearts. But notice what a huge impact results. The words of Christ make us wise, they can be used to teach and counsel others, and they can burst out in the form of psalms and hymns. 

The Word of God is awesome.

As you go about your life this week here are a few things to think about:

·     Are you really thankful to have the Word of God so readily available to read and study? 

·     Are you letting the Word of God change your life?

Consider some ways you can let the richness of the words of Christ impact your life in your conservations, in your music choices, and in your decision-making. Ask God to help you treasure and more effectively use His Word in your life today.

Emily Traylor