The Living Word

This week I have been mulling over how the Bible is a living document and one where

 “the word is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart for you to observe.” Deuteronomy 30:14.

 If the living Word of God is so close to me that it’s already in my mouth and in my heart, what does this mean?  If the living Word of God is a conversation partner, then what is my part in the conversation? And, is it an ongoing conversation or one that I just turn to when I have a need or I have some extra time?

This morning I received a link to Bill Easum’s blog about a new book called Servolution – Starting a Church Revolution Through Serving. This also led me to the author's blog which in turn leads to several other blogs and a whole bunch of related conversations!

People who want to be the church by being out in the world. Not by being in a room doing Bible study. Maybe this is what it’s saying in Deuteronomy – “the word is very near…for you to observe.” The living Word is there for us to observe and participate in - it’s a conversation we have as we are out and about serving like Jesus. The Word wants to be our partner as we figure out this loving, this serving, this grace-giving, this forgiveness offering, this dangerous unselfishness, this unending prayer…

May the living Word of God be in our mouths and our hearts as we move and live and breath and meet the world,

3 comments (Add your own)

1. Kim wrote:
The Spirit seems to be moving in the world to the rhythm of this idea that church is about God's people mobilizing (going out) to serve the world. Here's a blog post I read recently focused on the same idea.

We are living in an exciting time to be the church!!!

Fri, May 15, 2009 @ 7:46 AM

2. Vikki wrote:
Thanks for that link Kim. Interesting questions he is asking. How might we be the living, breathing, body of Christ in the world...interacting with the Word, with people that God created who know Jesus and those who are looking for him. How can I reach out because of what I read/breathe this day in John 15: "Love each other the say way I loved you." vs 12

Fri, May 15, 2009 @ 9:42 AM

3. Pat wrote:
I just logged on to GGCC. I really like reading the devotions and other's comments. It really helps me understand and to give meaning to the readings.

Sat, May 16, 2009 @ 6:35 PM

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