What does God’s Word have to do with a sports drink slogan? In the mid 1960s, researchers at the University of Florida developed a drink to replenish electrolytes, sugars and minerals that their athletes lost during strenuous physical activity. The drink, which became a mainstay on the sidelines of Florida Gators football games, soon became known as Gatorade. This idea that started in research labs at the University of Florida grew into an entire industry. Gatorade has become the most scientifically researched sports drink on the planet and has grown to a multi-billion dollar business. One of Gatorade’s most well-know slogans is the simple question, “Is it in you?”
The subtle message behind this genius advertising campaign is: If you drink Gatorade – if you get it in you – you will excel at what you do. You will win. You will be a champion. You will triumph over your opponents.
Let me ask you a much more important question than the question asked by Gatorade marketers. Is God’s Word in you? Have you hidden God’s Word in your heart? Have you drunk from the well of the scriptures until the Living Word flows through you?
Gatorade claims that if you get it in you, you will excel in athletics. I want to remind you that getting God’s Word in you is critical for you to excel spiritually. Is it in you?
Don’t just read your Bible occasionally. Don’t be a casual, sporadic student of the scripture. Get. It. In. You. Get it in your spirit. Get it in your mind. Get it in your heart. Get it in your life.
There is power in the Word of God. Get it in you and there will be power working through your life! By faith we understand the worlds were framed by the Word of God. (Hebrews 11:3) That’s how powerful the Word is. It’s so powerful that God stepped out of absolutely nothing and said, “Let there be…” And matter came into being and began to clamor together at the Word of the Creator who caused molecules and atoms to coalesce together in some incomprehensible way. And all of a sudden trees, and earth, and sun, and rock, and moon, and stars responded to the dictates of the Word!
…Not a hammer…Not a nail…Not a saw…Not a rake…
With nothing but His Word, He spoke and it was done. He opened His mouth, cleared His throat, spoke what He thought and it became what He said! That’s the power of the Word of God.
The Creation of the universe reveals to us the power of God’s Word. If the Word of God can bring the worlds into order, what can it do if it gets in you?
Get it in you! God’s Word has the power to heal you, both physically and spiritually. The Centurion told Jesus, You don’t even need to come to my house – just speak the Word and my servant will be healed!
Get it in you! God’s Word will keep you from sin. David said “Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
Get it in you! God’s Word will sustain you! Isaiah said “The grass withereth , the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.” God’s Word is the only thing that will last – get it in you and you will be able to endure!
Get it in you! God’s Word brings things to life! After Lazarus died, Jesus simply stood at the entrance to the grave, spoke the Word and the Lazarus was raised up. Get the Word in you and it will bring your spiritual dreams, ambitions and passion alive again.
Get it in you! God’s Word will be a weapon in your hand that brings you the victory. When Jesus was being tempted by the devil, He countered the devil’s attacks with, “It is Written…” God’s Word is the sword of the Spirit that gives us victory over the fiery darts of the wicked.
Is It In You?