When I pray I often hold the Bible in my hand. During meditative prayer and even during worship I like to hold on to God’s Word. In times of crisis I often carry it around in my house. It is symbolic. I hold on to the Word of God because His Word is my source of strength and It holds the truth I need to remember at all times. When we hold on to something it denotes that we are not letting go of it. That’s what I like to do. I like to not let go of the Word. What does that actually mean to hold on to God’s Word? It means that no matter what comes our way, our grip on God’s Word is the same. It means that there might be obstacles on our path but we will use the Word of God to go over the hurdles. We use the Word to flatten up problems and rise above dismal circumstances. Holding on to God’s Word implies that we continue to speak the Word despite the world. There is power in the Word. Hold on to power. Hold on tight. A firm grip will take you far.
“If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” (John 15:7). Jesus made this promise to us. This promise has to do with holding on to His Word. If we hold on to it by keeping His words in us, we can ask whatever we wish and it will be done for us. Whatever we wish that is in accordance with God’s Word will be attained if we stay true to His Word. It sounds simple doesn’t it? Yet holding on to God’s Word is a daily challenge. We get tossed around by the waves of the sea of the world. One thought pops into our head and God becomes a far away concept. One bad break can send us back years on our faith walk. The enemy will do all he can to remove our grip on the Bible. However there is still hope. The Lord said “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge “ (Hosea 4:6). We know the truth. The goal is to keep knowing the truth so to speak.
There is one amazing way to remain in the knowledge of the truth of God; being reliant on the Holy Spirit. He is the ultimate helper. He is the One who can help us abide by God’s Word. First we need to acknowledge Him and to be aware of how important He is. He can’t be separated from God. He can’t be separated from the Word. He is the liaison between the Lord and us. He is the incredible gift that Jesus gave us. If someone gives you the perfect gift you better take it and be grateful for it. I am grateful for the Holy Spirit. I thank the Lord for Him every single day.
After acknowledging the Spirit we ought to invite Him into our lives all the time. He is always there but inviting Him shows that we can’t live without Him. It shows dependence. Every time you feel like you are letting go of the Word, invite the Holy Spirit and ask for help. He will keep the Word firm in your hand and He will bless you with more knowledge than you thought possible!
Suggested reading: Psalm 37:4; John 14:13; 1 John 5:14