The Power Of God’s Written Word

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
All-powerful Heavenly Father, I approach You in Jesus’ Name to thank you for giving me Your written Word and for the privilege to read and  understand how it works in shaping my life. “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heartHebrews 4:12.
We are living in a society where we are constantly encouraged to look at and do things that tempt us to live impure lives.  I ask You to direct me to be sensitive to the answers You have laid out in Your Word and live according to them. Give me the desire for the wisdom in Psalm 119:11. “Your Word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.
When I am tempted, show me how to practice the same Scripture defense Jesus did in Matthew 4 when He was tempted by Satan. Three times while in the wilderness, He came back at the Enemy with the power of God’s Word.
Jesus said the first time in verse 4, ‘”It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.‘” The second time in verse 7, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the LORD your God.‘” The third time in verse 10, “‘Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.'”

I praise You that there is nothing in this world that can come against me that the power of Your Word can’t overcome.

I bring these thoughts in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

The Influence of God’s Word in My Life

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Bible journaling by Sylvia S., photo by Ali.

 

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali, Bible Journaling: Sylvia S.

I come to You in Jesus’ Name, Heavenly Father, to thank You for the light that You give as I walk through dark areas of life. “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path” Psalm 119:105. “The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyesPsalm 19:8.

Father, empower me to comprehend the awesomeness of the fact that all Scripture is You speaking to me in written form. “All scripture is God-breathed2 Timothy 3:16.

Direct me to live my spiritual life in the same way as my physical life. Just as I can’t live without physical food each day, I need to have You give me a daily intake of Your Word and a time of quietness to hear from You. “Be still and know that I am your GodPsalm 46:10.

Show me how to mold my opinions and values around You and Your ways, not around the society that I live in. Thank you for putting in Your Word all the direction I need to be able to live a life of peace and joy. “Teach me your way O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name.Psalm 86:11.

Father, thank you for allowing me to bring these praises and requests in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture #11

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Photo taken in Florida.

Photography by Ali

“‘Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh [thank you]. Is there anything too hard for Me? [No!]” Jeremiah 32:27

A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself; the simple pass on and are punished.Proverbs 27:12

For the LORD is our Judge, the LORD is our Lawgiver, the LORD is our King; He will save us [thank you].” Isaiah 33:22

Scripture #10

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Photo taken in Tennessee.

Photography by Ali

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ [thank you].” 1 Corinthians 15:57

For He shall give His angels charge over you [thank you], to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone [thank you].” Psalm 91:11-12

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses [thank you]. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered [thank you].” Romans 8:26

Scripture #9

 

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Photo taken in Colorado.

So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.Romans 14:12

Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you [thank you].” 1 Peter 5:7

Cast your burden on the LORD, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved [thank you].” Psalm 55:22

Scripture #8

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Photo taken in Virginia.

Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.Psalm 86:11

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest [thank you].” Matthew 11:28

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day [thank you].” 2 Corinthians 4:16

Scripture #7

 

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Photo taken in Nebraska.

There is no fear in love [thank you]; but perfect love casts our fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.1 John 4:18

The Lord’s mercies are new every morning [thank you]; Great is Your faithfulness [thank you].” Lamentations 3:23

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus [thank you].” Philippians 4:6-7

Scripture #6

 

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Photo taken in Colorado.

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose [thank you].” Romans 8:28

The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear [respect] Him [thank you], and delivers them [thank you].” Psalm 34:7

Fear not, for I am with you [thank you]; Be not dismayed, for I am your God [thank you]. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.Isaiah 41:10

Scripture #5

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Photo taken in Colorado.

 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally [thank you] and without reproach, and it will be given to Him.James 1:5

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds [thank you], casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ [thank you].” 2 Corinthians 10:4-5

Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord [thank you].” Romans 12:19

 

 

 

Scripture #4

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Photo taken in Florida.

Call to Me, and I will answer you [thank you], and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know [thank you].” Jeremiah 33:3

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world [thank you].” 1 John 4:4

But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” [thank you].” Matthew 19:26