God’s Word – Always at Work
“The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.
─ Isaiah 55:10-11 NLT
“After a preacher died, his relatives found his many sermon manuscripts neatly tied and filed away. On top of them was a card with this inscription: Where has the influence gone on these sermons I have preached? On the other side was the answer. He had written: Where are last year’s sun rays? They have gone into fruits and grain and vegetables to feed mankind. Where are last year’s raindrops? Forgotten by most people, of course, but they did their refreshing work, and their influence still abides. In conclusion the preacher said, ‘So too, my sermons have gone into lives and made them nobler, more Christlike, and better fitted for the Kingdom of heaven.’”
The Word of God is always at work. In our verse today, the Father says, “So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11 AMPC).
The psalmist asks, “How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed and keeping watch [on himself] according to Your word [conforming his life to it]” (Psalm 119:9 AMPC). And then answers his own question: “Your word have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against You” (Psalm 119:11 AMPC).
Just as you look around the earth and see the handiwork of God’s creation, you can also see His Word at work in your life.
Today’s One Thing
Reflect on the times in your life when you saw God’s Word at work in your life. Perhaps you didn’t recognize His work until you traveled through a certain season in your life. Those seasons produce a story, a testament to God’s Word at work. Tell someone your story from that season today and encourage them.