Overthrown by the Word of God

Posted on March 31, 2023 by Elizabeth Welte in Victory Call


“We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior.”
― John R.W. Stott

When I first was saved I was eager to learn. It seemed everything was new.

My interaction with the Word did challenge me, confront me, and change me.

Is the same true 33 plus years later?

Have I become complacent?

Have I traded in my eagerness to learn for something less?

Am I still teachable?

Do I still come to the Word with expectation?

Are my ears and heart still open to hear from God?

Am I still pliable in His hand?

When I am confronted by truth do I allow it to overthrow my patterns of thought and behavior?

Do I change as a result of God’s Word to my heart?

When you come to the Word day by day, are you open to whatever God will do in your time together?

Do you anticipate being changed by your encounter?

Are you willing to change?

Not just be changed, but to be actively engaged in the process of changing?

Are you willing to allow yourself to be confronted and to release your complacency?

Will you allow Him to overthrow your patterns of thought and behavior?

Will you change?

May I be transparent for a moment?  Over the years I have grown subtly less open to be overthrown by the Word of God without even being aware of it.

Perhaps you find yourself in the same place? Maybe you are not even aware of it.

When was the last time you were overthrown by the Word of God?

Lord, forgive me.


Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

Think About This: “Adam was created to be the friend and companion of God, he was to have dominion over all the life in the air and earth and sea, but one thing he was not to have dominion over, and that was himself.”  -Oswald Chambers

The Daily Bible Reading: Judges 2-3. You can download our 2023 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize:  “Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.” (Joshua 21:45)

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