Chapter Five – God’s Word as Foundation & Filter

I really loved this chapter!

As we grow in our understanding of how to discern God’s voice from all of the other thoughts and concerns that live in our minds, the greatest key is to unlocking this source is scripture.  To know God’s word from the bible can help us build a foundation that will ultimately lead us to hear his direction for our lives much more clearly.  Knowing God’s word and how his word impacts our lives gives us the filter we need to make better choices and decisions that will lead us into the men and women God has called us to be.

When I focus attention on reading God’s word, I am able to make connections to those I am reading about and their struggles to some of the things happening in my life or in the lives of those closest to me.  No, the situations may not be exactly the same but there are similarities we can draw on that will help guide us through our own difficult times.  In Matthew 4:1-11, when Jesus was tempted, he remembered God’s word and quoted it so that he was not confused by what the tempter said.  With access to God’s word, we too have that power.

As Jesus quoted the old testament when he was tempted, the significance here is that God’s word is God’s word.  Old Testament or New, God’s word was spoken by Him and no matter where it is found in the bible it can still be applied to our lives and situations.

Unleash the power…

 
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