This week we celebrated the amazing milestone of YouVersion (the Bible app) reaching 500,000,000 installs! Rather than attempting to articulate the impact of this history-making, world-changing event, I encourage you to watch (or listen via podcast) to this message from Life Church. And also keep in mind that the Word is alive and active, so this milestone is just the beginning of the spread of Jesus and His love to the ends of the earth!
In addition, this past week’s focus in our Armor of God study was the helmet of Salvation and the Sword of the Spirit. I love how God doubled our emphasis on His Word by aligning our study with what He’s doing through YouVersion, and I encourage you to take time this week to join us for our 50-minute full-body workout! Just grab your light weights (and ball if you have one for the end).
As we celebrate His Word and its power, I want to remind us all, myself included, that it’s most alive in us when we not only read it but also meditate on it, pray along with its truth, and live it out each day. Maybe that’s why Paul closes the Armor of God description with a call to pray. Or why scripture states to pray without ceasing and to meditate on His word day and night. Join us for our upcoming YouVersion reading plan, When Women Pray, that begins Monday, November 15. While the Bible is alive, let’s make it alive in our hearts, bodies, and lives as well!
‘To meditate on His word’ just means to contemplate, process, ask, listen, pause, breath, etc. It doesn’t have to be fancy or formal. But rather than just reading His word to absorb the knowledge, as if studying for a class at school or a business meeting, let’s dive deeper. For you it may be praying as you read or reading more slowly or picking one word or phrase on which to focus or just pausing and listening or singing along. The Spirit is alive and active as well and longing to connect with you through His Word. Hence maybe why the Bible is called the Sword of the Spirit.
As you read, meditate, and pray, I invite you to move as well. Whether it’s moving your heart and lungs with deep, deep breathing or it’s moving your body through stretching or even a workout. Engaging your body ignites your mind and heart, resulting in a fiery movement deeper than just calories burned.
I invite you to move with me through this simple scripture flow of Psalms 51:10-12. Or the next time you’d like to go on a walk or run or hop on a bike or elliptical, listen to the Revelation Wellness podcast. And Holy Barre and Revelation Wellness workouts are always available for free as well!
The result of reading, meditating, praying, and moving is worship! And as Alisa Keeton says, worship brings wellness! Let’s continue to burn bright, better together!
This Monday, November 15, join Revelation Wellness for night of Prayer & Worship! Click here for all the details!