Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Work of His Work

The power of God's Word can settle your heart like a summer breeze. God's Word can also grab hold of your whole being and stop you in your tracks. You can't run from it or stop it from echoing in your heart and mind. You can rip a page out of your Bible if you don't like the content. Yet, if the Author wants to speak to you, the torn out page will keep haunting your spirit like the whistle of a train long after it's passing. We've all had a passage that has taken us captive and set us free, or taken us captive into deep conviction. The average man cannot understand the power of God's Word as it works on a man's heart. The believer can only react to or refuse the work of the Word. Ephesians 1:11 says that God works all things according to the counsel of His will. The word "work" here comes from the word "energeo." Do you see energy in that root source? Break this down into a simple concept. God is the source of energy that put the world into motion. He's the same Source that created us human beings. And this same God is the One who energizes us to work out what He works within. The power of the Word being worked in us and through us is the Author, the Creator, the Energizer. Do you and I have any responsibility? Sure we do! We don't run from God, His Word, or the works He has planned for us before time. Yes, we can ignore, rip out, or refuse to be or fulfill His "energeo." The choice is before us. Will you and I be the work of His work?