The Bible is a living book! It contains the living Word of God and this life is Jesus Christ our Lord. And because Jesus lives in us, the magnitude of this life is of supernatural proportions. Beyond reason or comprehension, the Word of God lives in believers by faith. Faith in God takes us into a realm that’s invisible to the carnal mind. By faith in God we have supernatural experiences that defy the natural order of things. How is this possible? Read this:
Romans 12:1-2 (Expanded Bible)
Give Your Lives to God
1 ·So [Therefore] brothers and sisters, since God has shown us great mercy, I ·beg [urge; appeal to] you to offer your ·lives [selves; bodies] as a living sacrifice to him. Your offering must be ·only for God [holy] and pleasing to him, which is the ·spiritual [or authentic; true; or appropriate; fitting; or rational; reasonable] way for you to worship.
2 Do not be ·shaped by [conformed to; pressed into a mold by] this ·world [age]; instead be ·changed within [transformed] by ·a new way of thinking [or changing the way you think; the renewing of your mind]. Then you will be able to ·decide [discern; test and approve] what ·God wants for you [is God’s will]; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect.
I’m praying for a family that’s going through a very challenging season. The pain that I see them experiencing is beyond my ability to empathize. Their situation is crushing but somehow they’re exhibiting unparalleled courage and faith. I see Scriptures alive through them:
(Psalms 27:13-14 (KJV)
13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.)
Lord, help me to live with the patience that comes through faith.