Each week we listen to, pray with, and have conversation about the words that we hear in a Scripture text. Working these Words into our lives means we allow them to enter our heart and mind; we chew, we digest, we allow the Word through the Spirit to inhabit us and change us, our thoughts, our actions, and our choices as opposed to "using the Word for our own purposes and gain." Working the Word into our life opens the way for us to be formed and transformed by the Word into the likeness of Christ, the living Word.
48-49 “If you work the words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who dug deep and laid the foundation of his house on bedrock. When the river burst its banks and crashed against the house, nothing could shake it; it was built to last. But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don’t work them into your life, you are like a dumb carpenter who built a house but skipped the foundation. When the swollen river came crashing in, it collapsed like a house of cards. It was a total loss.”
What did you hear as you listened? What stands out to you?
Pray with the Words.
Work with the Words.
Do you notice each weeks Words becoming foundational for your life?
What Words are anchoring deeply within you?
What Words do you want to become more deeply anchored in your life?