Day 260 –
It’s time to stop looking to others to fulfill the truths of the Word and instead put our own “name” into the blank.
Malachi 2:5-6 “My covenant was with him, a covenant of life and peace, and I gave them to him; this called for reverence and he revered me and stood in awe of my name. True instruction was in his mouth and nothing false was found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and turned many from sin.”
God gave us His Word, not so we could look only at what he’d already done, but to see what He’s currently doing.
The Word is alive and active, as real and pertinent today as it was while it was being written.
As I was reading through Malachi today, the verse above hit me hard, I’d been studying and dissecting His Word everyday, hiding behind the writing He’s given me, but not speaking it as He has asked me too. I heard him say, very specifically, “Put your name in this verse, Kristen; where I am speaking of “him”, I’m also speaking of you.”
My covenant was with Kristen, a covenant of life and peace, and I gave them to Kristen; this called for reverence and Kristen revered me and stood in awe of my name. True instruction was in Kristen’s mouth and nothing false was found on Kristen’s lips. Kristen walked with me in peace and uprightness, and turned many from sin.”
Re-reading it over and over again, both out loud and silent, with my name inserted in each spot where “him” lied, brought a new light to the work God was choosing to do through me, around me, and in me.
In the same way the Lord is choosing to use me in a certain way, He has also chosen to insert your name into His Story. He has given each one of us life and peace through His covenant, and it will never be broken.
God’s truth is to be spoken through us with no evil coming from our lips. We are to always be walking with God in peace and righteousness, turning many away from their sins and directing them to Him.
We are to lead by being a light that reflects His Word. We are to place our name into the place in His Word that speaks directly to us in that moment and stop waiting for God to use someone else. He has chosen to use us to impact this world today by bringing His Word alive in the eyes of those who do not know Him.
Let’s ask ourselves: so how will the world know Him if they don’t hear His Word, and how will they hear His Word if no one goes to them and speaks the Truth.
Fill your name into His Word. He has chosen you, and it’s time to act upon this Truth and be willing to be used.