I grew up hearing that question asked that; was how we greeted one another. Now that I look back on it there is a lot of meaning in that statement. What is the word means more than whatís going on or how you are to me now. To some people that is all it might ever mean but to us as Christians and believers we should recognize the Word as so much more. In John 1:14 scripture tells us what the Word is:
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14 (ESV)
The real Word is the character, power and majesty of the one and only sovereign God. The Word shows us who God is and how we are to live our lives. Because God allowed the Word to become flesh as an example for each of us to follow in His only begotten Son Jesus. In that one act God shows us His grace and mercy in His Word. The real question becomes do we read it and apply it to our lives each and every day or is it just a Sunday morning application. In my own life I can tell you time spent in Godís word is never wasted. Even if all it is five minutes a day God can do more in five minutes than we can do in several lifetimes. That is the power that is in the Word. I pray God puts a hunger in your life to partake in His word not just as casual reading but as a life altering prescription for a real change for your life and the lives of those around you. If you donít desire to be renewed every day continue doing nothing; but we are told:
8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Psalms 34:8 (ESV)
Try a little of the word for your problems and see if God is not more than enough to meet your every need. Have a blessed day as you walk in the light of His Word.
Rev Mathis, I enjoy the main thoughts of this writing, but am confused at the first statement.
I would suggest that you read your writings out loud to hear what they sound like, and you will catch sentences like that and be able to fix them so your readers will be able to understand their context.
You have some good lessons to share.