Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)
*In 1964, there was a man by the name of Yasoni Okolo. He was timid and would dress in dirty, scanty clothing. He was seen every morning at dawn, crossing the main road and heading for the woods. He seemed to be afraid of people. His wife, Zereda, on the other hand, was someone who mixed with people and was known in the community. One Friday, November 6, 1964, at a Christian revival meeting, the couple became “born again.” That was the moment that changed the lives of this couple. Mr. Okolo became an elder of the church, and Mrs. Okolo became an active member of the Mothers’ Union. The immense transformation in the lives of this couple touched many.
God’s word is alive and transforms us! When you read the word of God, every day, it becomes part of us, through meditation, prayer, contemplation, journaling and fellowship. This is because the human person is made of body, soul and mind. The physical body is fed by the physical food, whereas the spiritual part, the soul and mind, are fed by the word of God. Sometimes we confuse our emotions and character (soul) with the spirit. However, the word of God cuts through the soul and spirit and separates the two.
Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart, and align them to the will of God.
*Taken from the biographical article on Reverend Canon Yesero Tebba Olowo, by J.O. Moses Okello-Margaret’s father-in-law: https://dacb.org/stories/uganda/.olowo-yesero.
Questions to Ponder:
1. What do you do with the Word of God?
2. Why do people distinguish the physical world from the spiritual world?
3. Why is it difficult to experience the Kingdom of God on earth?
Prayer of Response:
Dear God help us through your son Jesus Christ to live spiritual lives. We pray that the Scriptures become alive in our daily lives so that others around us can see the change in our lives and also be transformed. Teach us to reach out to others using the spoken word in the Bible and bring into your kingdom newly transformed souls.
— Submitted by Margaret Okello
Margaret was born in Uganda, a graduate in education at Makerere University, Uganda and Master’s programme in administration at St John’s University, New York, USA. Margaret’s career started as an educator, then she worked with international organizations including United Nations and World Health Organization as an administrator. She worked with diverse races from Africa, America, Australia and Europe.
Margaret is a member of Lifesprings International Organization, and currently together with Sarah Babumba are leading the Lifesprings school of ministry team in Uganda. Margaret is married and a mother of two adult children. Margaret coaches people in career guidance as well as ministry and economic empowerment.
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