“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Scripture teaches, convicts, restores to right state with God, and instructs us to increase virtue and righteousness. These tasks prepare us to be completely ready and capable of the good works Christ called us too.
One of the things I love about counseling is that Scripture can be given to believers and unbelievers alike. It still can be used to help regardless of their faith. I can use Biblical principles to teach my clients, to correct thinking errors, to challenge and instruct. The Word of God applied to a life, produces transformation.
Usually they are lessons God has given me through the years. Scripture that has come alive in my life. I have seen how Scriptures have changed my own life, and can share that with others. Sometimes a I am blessed to share directly from the Word, other times it is the principle taught through the Word.
The Word has been taught to me from a young age. The Holy Spirit showed me how to apply it to my own life. He allowed it to correct me when I needed it, often bring me back again and again because of my stubborn ways. Conviction has been gentle, yet clear and firm; so I will be receptive to it. I was able to allow the word to restore me to right standing with Christ. He shows me the path to take and the lines to stay in through His Word.
Prayer – Lord I’ve always loved Your Word. In learning your way through Bible story books read to me by my parents and memorizing scriptures during my childhood. I thank You for introducing me to the power of the Holy Spirit as a young adult. I praise You now helping me to know the work that You created me for. You have used the Word to equip me and make me ready to complete those callings that You prepared me for. I thank You for Your Word, that it is living and transforms lives. I pray that You continue to keep that desire in my heart, to read it daily and to apply it to my life.