E-votional - Power In The Word

March 15, 2002

"When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"

John 11:43 (NRSV)


   Was it love? How about power? Could it have been the relationship? What ever it was, when Jesus spoke things happened. Infirmaries were healed, and now, here with Lazarus, even the dead rise again. There is more to it, more to the act of talking, the power of The Word.

   Hear the Good News, in everything that Jesus did, his miracles, his decisions, He went to God first. This is the Power of The Word. He was one with God. Most of the time we seek to do God's will, and at the same time infuse our will upon God. We think what we know or what we want is in fact God's primarily because we think there is more power in our words than in God's. How is it that we listen for God? First, through Scripture, this is God's word before us. Then we use what has been, what we have experienced, and what it is our heart, guided by the Holy Spirit. When we listen for God's help and direction, we must also understand who we are. It is easy to listen and not understand our self. Jesus knew who he was and whose he was. Because of His self awareness, lives were changed. Because of the Power of His Word, I too am changed.


   Gracious God, You chose me. Why, who knows, yet You did pick me. Allow me to remain focused on You. Thank You for all that You have done in my life and all You will continue to do, for ask this through Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.