GOD IS THE WORD
John 1:1 states that God is the Word. I encourage you to read the first chapter of John today and mediate upon it. If you have been encouraged this month with stories of faith, know that the Word of God, which is God Himself, inspired and fueled them all. I encourage you to seek Him in His Word and take the time to pause and write a little story of faith of your own. It may be a sentence it may be a page. It may even be a book, but write it down my friend. Write it down so that you can refer back and remember His faithfulness during the next strong wind.
The Word Became Flesh
Jn 1:1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Jn 1:2He was with God in the beginning.
Jn 1:3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
Jn 1:4In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
Jn 1:5The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood1 it.
Jn 1:6There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John.
Jn 1:7He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.
Jn 1:8He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
Jn 1:9The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.2
Jn 1:10He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.
Jn 1:11He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
Jn 1:12Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
Jn 1:13children born not of natural descent,3 nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
Jn 1:14The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only,4 who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Jn 1:15John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ ”
Jn 1:16From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.
Jn 1:17For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Jn 1:18No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only,5 6 who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.
When we go to the Word, we are going to God. He awaits… let’s go dig in!
Kristina Seymour loves to encourage and equip women through the Word and through community. She is the author of The Warrior Mom Handbook, The Warrior Mom Leadership Manual, and The Warrior Wife Handbook; they are available at Amazon.com. Kristina's Bible studies are for women who desire to live by faith in the midst of their everyday lives. She has learned that women can't survive on caffeine and animal crackers alone; women in the Word and in community are united and able to stand firm. To learn more about Kristina, please visit her recently founded Share & Company Publishing House http://seymourkristina.wix.
Originally published Tuesday, 14 March 2017.