“So My word that comes from My mouth will not return to Me empty,
but it will accomplish what I please, and will prosper in what I send it to do." Isaiah 55:11 HCSB
“We may be certain that whatever God has made prominent in his word, he intended to be conspicuous in our lives.” Charles Spurgeon*
I had a frightening realization the other day. Sooner or later, everything that I do in my own strength that is not presenting God’s word will return empty and unfruitful. All of the choir songs, dramatic writings, creative sketches, solos, duets, trios, quartets, pageants, instrumental pieces, paintings, sculptures, poems, articles, devotions, musicals, video clips, short skits, funny soliloquies, clip art, powerpoint presentations, fog machines, choir robes, face paint, clown costumes, dramatic props, colorful puppets, Biblical costumes, short stories, karate kicks, pantomimes, casseroles, outlandish games, small group ice breakers, video projectors, lapel microphones, ministry goals, growth strategies, youth retreats, children’s camps, ministry conferences, back drops, flower arrangements, background music, carpet cleaning, piano tuning, flier making, church construction, basketball playing, Mother’s Day giveaways, newspaper marketing, radio spots, babysitting, concerts, tie tying and suit wearing will all eventually turn up empty if they are not centered in God’s Word.
Today, as you pray, ask the Lord to help you stay centered on God’s Word.
*The Quotable Christian