I have a confession to make. I have an addiction. Not a ‘bad’ addiction as such, but an addiction nevertheless. I am addicted to prophetic words. I love them. I go hunting for them. I have signed up for all the ones I can think of.
And yes, they are helpful, especially when we are going through a tough stretch. Prophetic words can encourage us and build us up (as prophetic words are supposed to). They can give us insight as to what God is going to do in the future.
But sometimes I look to these prophetic words more than I look to the Bible. I need to change that. Prophetic words can help us for a season and help us over a hump, but they don’t bring about lasting change like Scripture can. The Bible is truth, and brings life.
So, I am just going to have to unsubscribe to all those prophetic emails and Facebook pages, and look to the Word. I have been meditating in a different way for a week or two now, and the change in my life has been nothing short of radical. When the tough times come I don’t have to go running for a ‘new’ word – I can just bring up a Scripture that I have meditated on.
If you are interested in my ‘different way’, this is the link. And it’s easy – all you need is pen and paper.