#86: Why God’s Word Isn’t “Working” For You

June 11, 2022

Are you a Christian who feels like God’s Word isn’t working for you?

Listen, we’re going to say the quiet parts out loud on this episode of the Positioned to Prosper podcast because it’s vital to identify this surreptitious lie and pull it out at the roots. According to Isaiah 55:11, God’s Word *always* works and it never returns void, so it’s time to press into God to find out why we aren’t having that “always producing” experience in our real lives.

I’m going to share the main reason why, I believe, we aren’t experiencing God’s Word working for us, and then I’ll highlight three ways the culture in the current day Church has allowed this lie and resulting experience to run rampant. Finally, I’ll share three things you must be convicted of if you’re going to see your perspective and experience with God’s Word shift, to ultimately see God’s Word working abundantly in your life.

So are you ready? Let’s dig in and get real! Grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let’s Go!

Weekly Bible Study with Erica: Want to jump into a weekly, online Bible Study with Erica? She’s leading a study of the book of Acts on Thursday evenings at 8pm ET via the REVIVE Woman Facebook page. Head to revivewoman.org/FB to visit and follow the page, and then join us on Thursdays as we dig into Acts. It’s time to get serious about studying the word, Sis. Let’s do it together!

Scripture References Mentioned in This Episode:

Romans 12:1
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Isaiah 55:9-11
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Philippians 2:12-13
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

James 2:17
So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Erica co-leads a local church alongside her husband, Doug, in Tampa, Florida called REVIVE Church of Tampa. You can visit the church’s website for more information about who we are, what we believe and how we show up as the Church in the heart of West Tampa and beyond.

REVIVE Church of Tampa

REVIVE Church of Tampa streams services live on Friday nights at 7pm ET and Sunday mornings at 11am ET. You can find those livestreams on our church Facebook page:

Live Services – Fridays at 7pm ET and Sundays at 11am ET

If you’re interested in joining the online campus of REVIVE Church of Tampa, you are welcome to join our community group on Facebook where we offer weekly discussion around the Friday and Sunday messages as well as discipleship Zoom groups and the opportunity to host others in your home as you stream services. You can find us here:

The ROCC: REVIVE Online Campus Community

About this podcast:

Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.

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