We spend this broadcast in a group workshop on how to find relevant scripture for whatever we have going on in our life. This exercise will help us learn how, in the most practical way, to use God’s Word in everyday life. We used the book “Where to find it in the Bible” by Ken Anderson, and strongly recommend this resource for your home library. For this workshop, we start by reading through some scripture ‘staples’ which are verses from the Bible that can potentially cover many situations and circumstances in our lives. They are listed in the homework, which you can find here:
Using God’s Word in Everyday Life
We hope that you find some relevant scripture in this workshop to use in your life right now!
There were a couple scripture references on the broadcast without addresses: the reference to “for such a time as this” comes from Esther 4:14, “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?”
And the reference to “God’s word does not come back void” is from Isaiah 55:11, ” So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.”
There were so many great scriptures and insight this week and last week as well; it was hard to pick a favorite. But my favorite comment from today is, “The bible is my jam!”
Holly’s comments about using the word offensively, and how our weapons are not of this world really speaks to me (2 Corinthians 10:4, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.”). How empowering that is when we are discouraged.
I can really relate to Cassie’s comments about claiming God’s word for protection or as a help for anxiety. Sometimes even just praising Jesus’ name is a very calming source of comfort for me.
A verse which I have prayed over my children when they are fearful, or even doubting their faith, is Psalm 91. The entire psalm is powerful, so be sure to read it, but our favorites are vs. 9-11,
“If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways”
and vs 14-16,
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
He says trouble will come, yes, but God will be with us through our trouble, ultimately delivering us, honoring us and providing salvation. Amen!