December 11, 2000

Devotional from Jan Ross


Today's Devotion
Monday, December 11, 2000

"What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?"    (1 Corinthians 14:36)


We are instructed in 2 Timothy 4:2 to "Preach the word; be instant in
season, out of season..."  In other words, we cannot just receive the Word . . . we have to give it out!

God has created us to be a vessel He can flow through!  If we take and take and take in the Word of God and do not give it back out, we get back-logged and the Word which was put in us will eventually become stale.  Much like a pond with no outlet . . . water will refill it when it rains, but if there is no where for the water to flow to, it eventually stagnates and is unfit for consumption.

It is so easy to sit under wonder Bible teaching and preaching, learning the golden truths from the Word of God . . . it is great to listen to tapes,
watch video tapes of sermons . . . but if you don't do something with what you have learned, if the Word doesn't soon flow back out of you, you will become like that pond with no outlet!

Colossians 3:16 says, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all
wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."  Paul is
reminding us that the Word needs to dwell in us richly . . . but that we
need to use it to teach and admonish one another, whether through psalms or hymns or spiritual songs . . . whatever way we can, whenever we can, to whomever we can!

Are you a stagnant pond or a fresh-flowing river?  Let the Word of God flow through you and splash onto all with whom you come in contact!  You will not only bless them, but you also will be blessed beyond measure!  Make a conscious effort to speak the Word . . . share the Word . . . testify of His goodness according to His Word!  You, as a vessel, will become vibrant, fresh, pure, clean, and alive . . . the way He intended it to be!


Father, I have to admit that sometimes it's hard for me to share Your Word with people . . . I have neglected Your leading to open my mouth many times because I feared that I wouldn't know what to say or how to respond if people ask me questions!  Lord, forgive me for not allowing Your Word to flow through me as you intended . . . help me to be that vessel through which You can flow . . . help me to become fresh, vibrant, pure, clean, and alive with the freshness of Your Word as it flows through me to all with whom I have contact!  I love You, Lord, and I want everyone to know what an Awesome God I serve!  I will do my best to open my mouth from this day forward . . . Lord, fill it with Your truth!  Amen!

Have a blessed day!

Devotional from Shenna Cherry




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