I read a verse recently that reminded me of one of my favorite things in my kitchen. We probably all have a favorite cooking utensil. Maybe it's particular spoon or spatula, or a bowl or pot. I know you know what I'm talking about... it's the one thing that you will dig and dig for in that "kitchen" drawer... searching for it with all your heart - because you love it so much.
Would another utensil do the trick just as well? Perhaps. But you love THIS one! I'm that way with my Cutco knife! I love it! I like everything about it. I like how it feels in my hand, I like the shininess of the blade (silly I know) and it has that perfect sharp blade that will cut through just about anything! I have almost 2 sets of good kitchen knives and yet - this is the one that I use every day for almost anything that I need to cut or chop.
Most of you know that if I'm passionate about anything - it's about how alive the Word of God is - and I love to find ways that will remind me in my every day living about God's Word. It's not just a book I pick up on my way to church - but it's something that I need to use every day.
Hebrews 4:12 (NASB)
For the Word of God is living and active
and sharper than any two-edged sword,
and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit,
of both joints and marrow, and able
to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Now, let me set the stage for you... I'm at my kitchen table, coffee in one hand, Bible in the other reading this verse. I look up to ponder it for a moment and my eyes land or rest on the Cutco knives on the counter across from me! I know my God was giving me a visual, if you will. He was showing me that as much as I love my Cutco knife - His Word is sharper than that!
Don't you just hate it when you pick up a knife and it won't even cut through a tomato?! I don't have this problem with my favorite knife. And this morning I was reminded that God's Word is sharp enough to cut through anything that I'm dealing with - and His Word has far better treasures in it than the shiny blade of my knife. I know it seems silly that a simple little knife would make me smile - but it does. I enjoy cooking just a little bit better when I'm using my favorite knife.
Here's what I learned from this... every time I use my favorite knife, I will think about God's Word and get a visual that what He has to say is super sharp and will never dull! It can cut all the way to the spirit and soul, bone and marrow of my thoughts and my intentions. Secondly, I need to use it every day! Just like I love using my Cutco knife - I need to enjoy picking up God's Word. And I bet that I will enjoy living just a little bit better and find joy in life if I do!
Today, just like you dig and dig for that favorite utensil - dig into God's Word. Be patient and wait for Him to speak to you and remember, His Word is living, active and above all else - sharp! Use it with care - but make sure you use it! Keep it in an accessible place like you do your kitchen utensils - I promise that it will truly not only enrich your life and bring you joy but help you cut & chop through the hard parts of life.
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