But the word of God continued to spread and flourish. Acts 12:24
Throughout the history of the world there have been different things that have spread and appeared as though they would never stop.
Empires spread across the world as though to conquer the entire world. Viruses have spread across nations or the world, appearing to destroy everyone and everything. Draught has spread, leaving a lot of disaster in its path.
Although many things have spread widely and sometimes rapidly, all of these things have come to an end. They only flourished for a time.
As the church was going through extreme persecution, the word of God kept spreading and flourishing.
At the time a major disaster strikes, it does not appear as if it will ever end. With the finite mind and eyes of man, most do not see any hope or light at the end of the tunnel.
Believers looking at this world will see that evil is on the rise. More and more evil is being done and accepted. America, as a whole, has turned itself away from Godly principles to sin. Persecution of Christians is on the rise, getting worse all the time.
Yet, despite this rise in evil, God’s word is still alive and active. It is flourishing in the hearts of men and women who read it and make it a part of their lives. His word is changing lives, even today under great evil.
People are seeing God do great works in and through them. They have the hope that God’s word and promises provide that God will win the war in the end.
During the time a believer keeps his eyes and hearts upon God and His word, he will have hope. He will be able to see what God is doing and is going to do.
Every day you may have some struggles and see that, what appears to be, the world is winning the war. Stop and take a moment to read God’s word. Allow God’s word to penetrate your heart and see what God can do in you.
Now share that word with someone else. God can use it to change the hearts and lives of other people. His word will continue to spread, if you allow it to do so in your life, the lives of others around you and in the world.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know God’s word for your life; that you will spread God’s word everywhere you go; that you will see God’s word spreading and flourishing; and that many will believe God’s word to them.