Another testimony inspired today’s recharge. Hannah, one of my former employees and a Daily Recharge subscriber, was looking for employment with the North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU). She checked the web site, but it said all the positions were filled. While she was in a local SECU branch, however, she expressed her desire to be employed, and a lady told her to apply for a position. Hannah told her about the web site, but the woman said apply anyway. Hannah applied, and soon, she will begin working for SECU! She got the job because she literally walked in the woman’s word.
Sometimes, deliverance is as simple as walking in the Word. In the verses included above, 10 lepers received their healing through the Word. Notice that Jesus didn’t lay hands on them, anoint them with oil, or pray for them. He spoke the Word, “and as they went, they were cleansed of their leprosy” (Luke 17:14, New Living Translation). In other words, they were healed as the walked in the Word!
The Word is so powerful that all we have to do is believe and walk in it! If you have problems, then I challenge you to find the Word for your issue and walk in it. The Word is the “yellow brick road” to your destiny. And in case you don’t know where to start, here’s a Word for you: “If God is for us, who can ever be against us?” (Romans 8:31, New Living Translation)
I was inspired by a woman’s testimony on the Weather Channel. As she and her family stood on the roof of her house, waiting to be rescued in a hurricane, her husband began to lose heart. When he looked at the height of the water (about 25 feet), he thought death was certain. Before he could give up, however, the woman said the words of a song came to mind. She started singing, and encouraged her husband and mother to sing as well, and before long, they felt like surviving. Long story short, the woman and her family found inspiration in some words.
What keeps Christians together when everything around us has fallen apart? How do we survive when the tidal wave of turmoil tries to drown us. The verses included above remind us that our anchor in the storm is the Word. Jesus was so confident in the Word that He said it will make us storm-proof: “Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.” In other words, the Word is our rain jacket – it covers us in the storms of life!
This recharge is a reminder that the Word will keep you afloat. The Word is your life jacket on life’s stormy sea. Use it, and stand during these perilous times!
I’ve been looking for a car adapter for my iPod for quite some time, and yesterday, the search ended. I finally found it at Target, but I almost didn’t purchase it. The device seemed so simple, and inexpensive, that I thought it wouldn’t work. Even though I had doubts, I bought it, plugged it into my iPod, and to my delight, it worked like a charm!
Sometimes our problems can be so stressful or enduring that we think it will take ages to be delivered. We can encounter situations so overwhelming that we look past the simple solution. But just like the car adapter for my iPod, the answer to all of our problems is simple and inexpensive – it’s the Word of God. An excerpt from one of my favorite songs by the Jackson Southernaires summarizes it best: “… the answer to your problems, if you haven’t heard, it’s all in the Word.”
The best news about the Word is that it hasn’t changed. It will still prosper everywhere it goes. I’m a witness that the Word works. If you have problems, God has answers. Get in the Word, and let Him reveal the solution to you.