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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Wow! (03/11/10)

TITLE: Word Power
By Jaye Seay
03/16/10


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Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.


The other night, I watched a minister on television preach from the subject "Desperate Housewives." The message dealt with the Biblical perspective of marriage. The message was powerful and moving. While watching the program, I noticed a man sitting with the choir mouth the word "wow!" Apparently, one particular point had really touched this man.

Have you ever experienced a "wow" moment at church? I frequently experience these kinds of moments during a church service. In moments such as these, the Word energizes my spirit. It seems as though the message preached was tailor made for me.

Scripture tells us that the Word of God is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12). As we search God's Word, the Holy Spirit will arrest our attention. The Word of God reaches into the depths of our hearts and touches our souls.

Circumstances change in response to the Word of God. God's Word does not return to Him void. It is effective and will accomplish it's purpose (Isaiah 55:11). It will comfort you, heal you and give you a life worth living. Hide God's Word in your heart and it will enrich your life (Proverbs 3:1-2).


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AnneRene' Capp 03/18/10
Short, direct and an awesome message!
Jan Ackerson 03/20/10
Well-written!

I'd encourage you to use more of your alloted words, perhaps with more anecdotes (like the man in the choir). Your writing skills are very evident.
Catrina Bradley 03/21/10
Yes! I do have those WOW moments! Great illustration and application of the verse (which is one of my favorites for studying and meditating on.)
Allison Egley 03/21/10
Yep. I've had some "wow" moments in church too!

Try to show instead of tell. What was the "wow" factor of that sermon? You told us there was one, but what was it?

You've got a great start here. Work on expanding this with some more examples and perhaps a bit of a story and this would make an awesome devotional! Good job!
Beth LaBuff 03/21/10
The Hebrews verse is one of my favorites. This is a great reminder of His power (sometimes we forget what we have available to us). Nice work on this devotion.
Nicole Campbell03/22/10
Very nice devotional article. Im sure that we all have experienced Wow moments in church, so you made it easy to relate to you. Keep on writing!
Donna Wolther03/22/10
You put into words so nicely hwo the Spirit touches us when we go to His Word.
Carol Slider 03/22/10
Thanks for this reminder of the awesome power of God's Word!