The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. Psalms 19:7 NIV
In the movie castaway, the Tom Hanks character is stranded on an island. One of the major breakthroughs that he experiences is the ability to start a fire. He needed friction, speed, dry burnable material, a spark, and just the right amount of breath to blow over the spark. So also, the word of God can be the right amount of breath over the conflicts in our lives.
Sometimes you might hear a person say that they need a “rhema” word. This is a greek term used primarily for the spoken word that comes forth with the breath. It is the “now” word for the moment. It is the right word for the occasion. It brings life when it comes. It creates hope.
When Jesus was tempted in the desert, he responded with a “now” word. Each of the verses that He quoted for the 3 different times were right for that specific temptation. He did not continue to quote one verse for all situations. Rather, each response was tailored for that specific conflict.
These words come to us by the Holy Spirit and are breathed into our spirits. Just like a small breath over a spark, it can ignite. If ignored, the moment passes and a new breath has to be initiated. Maturing in the Christian life is the ability to recognize and respond quickly to these urgings by the Spirit.
Walking in the Spirit, means that we recognize the timing of these words and adjust our lives to conform with the intentions or commands of the word. These can be words of correction in which we follow in obedience to change our course of action. These can be words of direction, guiding us into the next steps we need to take. Just know that God is speaking and His words bring life and refreshing to our souls when we respond.
I have a strong urging to pray for each of you today to receive a “now” word that refreshes your soul. The devil loves to bring discouragement. The battle for most of activities starts with thoughts in our mind. Today may you expereince, “life, peace, rest, hope, encouragement.” Let your mind settle onto these thoughts. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 NIV. May your spirit-man be refreshed today.
Blessings Love y’all