4/8 Deuteronomy 30:14

14 But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.

The Israelites didn't need a missionary to bring them the truth. They didn't need to go to some distant land and discover what they had not known. God came to them. He revealed Himself to them. All who possess the Word of God can say that today. We don't need to ascend into heaven for another revelation. We don't need to go to Tibet or even Israel. God has come to us.

When we read the Word of God, we know it is true. The Holy Spirit works it into our hearts and our speech. He is faithful to stir in us what we have read. Teachers can help you learn, but the great teacher is the Holy Spirit. He is the One who brings to life what you read and enables you to live it.

Sometimes we think we can't do something because we are not trained in seminary or taken a special course. Those may be helpful, but they are not what enables you to live the Word. It is the power of the Word itself and the Holy Spirit that prompts us. I am not a seminary graduate, nor do I have a degree in theology. I study, but it is not the studying that prompted me to write these devotions. It was the Word and the faithful Spirit of God.

When we think we can't do what He is leading us to do because of a lack of training, we are putting too much emphasis on man and not enough on the power of God. Obey Him in the unique way He is leading you and trust Him to work through you. In that way He gets all the glory.

Consider: What has the Spirit of God been prompting you to do? What are you waiting for?