For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Those who believe the Bible want to believe that the Bible is as powerful as it says it is. They want to know that the word of God can change not only their eternal destination but also their lives today. Yet many will not only miss their desired eternal destination, heaven, their lives also stay unchanged.
Because their lives stay the same they begin to doubt the power of the God’s word. The failure, however, is not in God’s word. It was powerful when he first gave it. It was powerful for those who had it before us. It is powerful today. The problem is not with the word the problem is with the end user.
The problem with the end user is not a lack of desire to use the word of God It is a lack of knowing how to use the Word of God. They have confused the word of God with the word of J K Rowling (and others who have created worlds of fantasy.) They have watched Harry Potter do great things simply by saying words and think they can do the same thing with the word of God.
The power of God’s word is not a magic spell though. The power is not in the speaking of the word of God. It is in living the word of God. We are told that it is not the hearer of the word that is blessed. It is the one who does the word of God.
If we will allow the word of God it will become a powerful agent of change in our lives. That power will affect every part of our lives. Not only will it change how we approach life and view life it will bring the power of God upon our lives. It will change how we act and it God will react. He has promised if we will let his word guide us he will hear from heaven and heal our land, he will open the storehouses of heaven and pour out blessings upon us and he will come into our homes and sit down to sup with us.