How There is Power in Scripture
by Janis Cox
So God raised him to the highest place.
God made his name greater than every other name
so that every knee will bow to the name of Jesus—
everyone in heaven, on earth, and under the earth.
And everyone will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord
and bring glory to God the Father (Philippians 2:9-11, NCV).
As I wrote this Scripture out in my journal on August 17th, I noted that there was something powerful about writing out Scripture. The words sank deep into my soul. I shouted to myself “every knee will bow”.
Yes – Jesus will make Himself known to all. (tweetable)
Yes – every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. (tweetable)
Then I chose a passage in Isaiah.
Now this is what the Lord says.
He created you, people of Jacob;
he formed you, people of Israel.
He says, “Don’t be afraid, because I have saved you.
I have called you by name, and you are mine (Isaiah 43:1, NCV).
Oh my – the word “chosen” – we have been chosen. Doesn’t that resonate deep within your soul? It does in mine.
As I continue to write out Scripture every morning I feel the power of the Word. Sometimes the passages become more familiar. Sometimes I try to memorize them. But as I write them out they become part of me.
Thank You, Lord, for Your Word. It is mighty and powerful. I feel awed that the words in our Bible speak to me with such power. I consider it a privilege to have been chosen. You pursued me and I heard You call. Thank You for Jesus in Whose Name I pray, AMEN.
- Do You Study the Word or Obey it? (underthecoverofprayer.wordpress.com)
- How to Walk with Jesus (underthecoverofprayer.wordpress.com)
- How Can I Pray Using Scripture
Janis, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. A writer since 2003, Janis co-ordinates a group blog called Under the Cover of Prayer. She is also a contributor to a group blog called Family and Faith Matters.
Janis is the author of the award winning children’s book, Tadeo Turtle, published by Word Alive Press. She is the author and watercolour illustrator. For more information visit Janis on her website He Cares for You. She is a member of The Word Guild andInscribe Writers Fellowship.
I didn’t read about it – I just started to do it. As I read a devotional, or a study I would write out the Scripture – it became a habit in my journal. Thanks for asking.
Wow, I like the idea of writing out scripture. I read every morning, but I have never written it out. Is this a practice you read about? Can you share more about it (how to pick)? Thanks for an inspiring post!