“ For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." (Isaiah 55:10-11 NKJV)
A common practice in coaching, which would also be beneficial in day-to-day living, is to ask someone what they've tried before in solving a particular problem, before offering solutions. If we offer a solution that has already been tried without success, we are really offering no solution at all. We could be contributing to insanity, as I've heard someone say "Insanity is trying the same thing over and over and expecting different results."
How are you about trying something new to achieve the results you desire? Sometimes it is difficult to try something new. But what if that new "something" would be the solution to your problem? A fellow Christian I know is having difficulty in a relationship but refuses to try the one thing guaranteed to help--spending daily devotional time in God's Word. As little as 15 minutes a day could make a huge impact on this person's life circumstance.
God's word is powerful and life changing. I know from personal experience. It deeply saddens me to see how many people forsake the Bible's life changing power in order to continue doing things their own way. Just as the water from heaven brings life to earth, the Living Water of God's Word will bring life to your life. All we've got to do is drink it regularly. Try God's Word. You'll be glad you did.
1) What is really holding you back from a devotional time with God through His word?
2) How would your life be different if you could use God's power to make changes?
Janna Rust is a Professional Coach and Speaker dedicated to encouraging others towards lives God intends for them. For more information, visit her at www.purposefulpartnerships.com.