Be Sharp

I’m finding there are some essentials when you live in the woods. Among those essentials is one that I find is right up there at the top, and that is a sharp blade. I need to keep my chain saw blade sharp, or it won’t cut. I need to keep my machete blade sharp or it won’t do the job I need it to. Why I need a machete, I will leave for another Journey. Let’s just say it has to do with what I call, “wait-a-minute vines.” I have found all this out the hard way, and that is I let my blades go dull. When we let them go dull, they are not that productive. And not only that, with a dull blade, I have to work harder to get something cut. I also realize that the same thing applies to my spiritual life. The word of God says, “For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and the thoughts of the heart. No creature is hidden from Him, but all things are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give an account.” Hebrews 4:12-13 I use the phrase, “I feel this within the depths of my soul, within every fibre of my being.” That’s when I know that the Spirit is speaking to me, for I feel the effects of His communication deep within me. That’s the word! That’s the truth speaking to my heart, either telling me something that I should be doing, or something that I shouldn’t be doing. When I don’t go to the word every day, I get dulled, and it seems to take so much more energy to get things done, and my strength falters quickly. That voice of the Spirit, the One who lives in me, and wants me to trust Him with all that I am, and all that I have, comes to my heart every time I open the word of God! Pastor Andy

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