You have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is,
through the living and abiding word of God.

1 Peter 1: 23

Lasting change comes only from an everlasting source. Real transformation is brought
about through a process that involves personal agreement that something needs
to be different. It starts when we decide to yield ourselves to the change
agent, and it is effected by God through the work of His Spirit in us. When we
submit our lives to God’s authority by allowing Christ into our hearts, we
begin a lifelong journey of regeneration, for God begins to replace the
dead and the dying in us with His living word of truth.

God’s word is broad, far reaching, and multifaceted. It covers every subject possible, and
it is relevant to the current life situation of all people. The expansiveness
of the Word is truly beyond my ability to imagine, for it is found in many
forms and in all places. The obvious source is the Bible, and its words are the
ultimate source for wisdom and understanding to use in my travels through this
life. It also gives me a written frame work of knowledge about God and for
understanding God’s nature, character, and will. God’s word, both as written in
the Bible and as expressed through other means, is brought to life by the work
of His Spirit in me. Without the Spirit, I would not have the ability to
understand what God is saying, for otherwise, His living word would
be spoken in a language that is completely foreign to me.

The word of God is also expressed through and by all of Creation. The hand of the
Creator is on everything in the universe. As we look up and out of our own
needs, wants, and desires and start to seek after God’s will and way of living,
His word becomes more apparent, and His voice becomes louder and clearer. The
voice of the Lord calls each of us to be alive. He desires to transform us into
people who are fully living, and in order to do this, He speaks transformative
life into our hearts and minds.