While reading last night for my counseling studies, I came across some great writing about how our relationships with God or rather understanding the distortions one may have in a relationship with God, can help to guide someone to building a deeper and more intimate two-way relationship with Him in Christ. When we stay living in our brokenness and can’t build on that relationship of truly getting to know God and living in His presence, it makes it difficult to find any of the healing that Christ has offered or the life He offered. We stay broken.
Hebrews 4:12 says “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.” When I was reminded of and read this verse, it reminded me of the power that being in the Word of God, both his written Word and His Word in our hearts, can have over our lives. There is so much Truth and so much power in getting to know God in His Word and then allowing Him to come into our hearts and speak to us in our hearts. When this begins to take place, the transformation of the heart and of your life is huge. What I am learning is that for counseling individuals helping to guide someone to this understanding can be huge in their own healing and restoration.
I see this transformation in people in my life just as I have seen it in my own life. I have been reading and studying God’s Word for about 4 years now. Through that time I was sharpening one side of the sword. I was building knowledge and understanding of God and who He truly is. In the past year, I began to sharpen the other side of the sword as I began to really let Christ into my heart and opening the door of my heart to be able to hear the Lord and understand on a deeper level who I was as a son of God and understand the places in my heart that I needed to confront and seek the Lord’s healing.
Discovering this, my life was transformed. I know that this is possible for others as well. When you allow that double edged sword to sharpen completely and enter your heart, WOW! It transforms your life. It’s a transformation that can never be ignored again and can only get sharper and sharper the more you walk with God in His Word and in the heart.