The Lord has had to teach me this over and over again. If I show the person standing in front of me Him and not myself, it always turns out better! His Word is living and powerful still today.
Hebrew 4:12 [AMP] For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart.