Just Try and Stop It

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

“You can chain up every Christian on the planet
but God’s Word cannot be chained…
Build a wall – He’ll walk right through it.
Pour a moat and He’ll walk on top of it.
Block Him with a mountain
and He’ll command it to move.”
*Beth Moore
 
“This is my gospel, for which I am suffering
even to the point of being chained like a criminal.
But God’s word is not chained.”
2 Timothy 2:8b-9 NIV
 
Some may think, through threats and chains,
That they can bind God’s Holy Word
And keep its truth and power from spreading.
Well, must be they haven’t heard…

Build a wall? He’ll walk right through it,
Like He did the lions’ den.
Pour a moat? He walks on water.
Did it once, and can again.

Throw a mountain in His path?
He’ll simply tell the thing to move.
He can do whatever it takes
To get His Word to me and you,

And to a world in desperate need
Of its transforming power to save.
No, it’s not chained.   God’s Word is free
To live and move in hearts, today.

“so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
Isaiah 55:11 NIV
 
©Lisa DeVinney, October 2016
 
*Beth Moore. Entrusted (LifeWay Press, Nashville, TN, 2016), pg.91.
(Week 3, Day 2)

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