Word 4U Today

HOW TO ACTIVATE GOD’S WORD (1)

HOW TO ACTIVATE GOD’S WORD (1)

Making the right decisions and choosing the right actions are the crux of living successfully.

If you are the source of your own wisdom, or you’re looking to others, your odds are not good. Paul writes, ‘Let Christ’s word with all its wisdom and richness live in you.’ If you do, you’ll have the winning strategy for your life.

But you must:

1) Read it. You don’t have to understand it all; it’s not an intellectual exercise. Reading it prayerfully brings power and wisdom because ‘…the Word that God speaks is alive and active… [penetrating] to the place where soul and spirit meet’ (Hebrews 4:12 PHPS).

2) Meditate on it. That means ‘chew on’ it. Let your spiritual digestive juices process God’s Word until its nutrients become part of you: strengthening, energizing and directing you.

3) Believe it. ‘My word…always produces…It will accomplish all I want it to’ (Isaiah 55:11 NLT). There’s only one thing that can short-circuit God’s Word—unbelief. ‘The message…did them no good, because they only heard and did not believe as well’ (Hebrews 4:2 PHPS). ‘Hearing’ opens the door; ‘believing’ walks through it and activates the promise.

4) Receive it. No matter how strongly you believe in God’s promises and His intention to give them to you, they’re not yours until you receive them by faith. ‘Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours’ (Mark 11:24 NIV). So believe your answer is on the way, and keep your faith strong until it arrives.

‘Let Christ’s word…live in you.’  Colossians 3:16 GWT


ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY

Deuteronomy 4:29; 6:5; 30:15, 19-20; Joshua 1:8-9

You will seek the Lord your God & you will find Him, if you search after Him with all your heart & with all your soul.

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart & with all your soul & with all you might.

See, I have set before you today life & death, blessing & curse.

Therefore choose life that you & your children may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying His voice & holding fast to Him, for He is your life & length of day!

This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day & night, so that you may be careful to do all that is written in it.

For then you will make your way prosperous, & then you will have good success!

Have I not commanded you? Be strong & courageous. Do not be frightened, & do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go!

Seek Him today!

Bob Gass

May 20th, 2015

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