walk in the word
God Can Use You, God’s Word, Your Walk With God
“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
I believe in the power of proclamation. Most people hear that and think “preaching.” For sure preaching is proclamation, but it’s not the only kind of proclamation. “To proclaim” means sharing God’s truth in every context possible.
You probably do it all the time. Proclamation happens when parents talk with their children about how God’s truth works in their lives at school, at home, and with their friends. It happens across the desk at work or over the back fence with your neighbor when you share the good news of the Gospel with someone who doesn’t yet know Christ. Proclamation happens in your small group when you open the Word and recommit yourselves to hearing and doing what it says. Second Timothy 4:2 challenges us to be ready in season and out of season with God’s Word in our mouths.
There’s power in that kind of proclamation! The power doesn’t come from the ingenuity of the messenger nor the cleverness of the presentation. The power of proclamation is found in speaking God’s truth. At the end of the day, truth is the currency that changes people’s lives. It’s still truth that sets people free (John 8:32), and it’s truth that God has committed Himself to support. God doesn’t have any loyalty to psychology or pop talk, but He’s put everything on the line for His Word.
Here are great questions to ask yourself: Am I committed to proclaiming the truth? Do I live it? Trust it? Share it? Do I make it the message of my life?
I’m not sure, you may say. OK, answer these questions honestly:
Preaching the Word of God is not just the job of your pastor, it’s the mission of every flame-throwing, committed follower of Jesus Christ. When the Word of God is your message, God promises there will be power in your proclamation.
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