It is imperative to understand that God’s Word is the breath we breathe; and it will absolutely change everything we desire or need to be changed in our lives. There are some practical steps that will help you grasp this and put it to use. I will try to keep it simple.
1. Find out what God’s Word has to say about your situation;
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. (vs.20)
In everything we do and face we must address it with the Word of God. I know this may seem extreme but the life of the Believer has to be based upon the Word. Without it, our faith is groundless. We cannot afford to live by differing sets of rules; our lives have to be governed by The Book. Therefore, whenever we are faced with situations and circumstances that seems beyond our control, we have to go to the Word of God and search for the verses that relate to that particular issue.
Once you have found the verses, prayerfully read them to see which ones ‘speak’ to your spirit. The reason I used the term speak is because what you have found may be appropriate but it is not the word you may need right now. Please understand that the Bible is a spiritual book and must be read prayerfully with an open heart that is ready to receive.
2. Believe that Word as absolute Truth;
Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. (vs.21)
The key to realizing the power of God through His Word is to stay in His Word and to keep it in your heart. David said: “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11). To be effective, we cannot afford a little bit here and there. We have to be consistent in our study of the Word.
We have to understand and believe that this is God Himself speaking to us through the instructive and prophetic words in the Bible, and through the lives and experiences of others in it as well. It absolutely cannot be just another story to us…it has to be as important as the food we eat, the water we drink, or the breath we breathe!
Believe the Word with everything in you and be determined that when opposition come…believe me, it will…remember, the Word is always right! Opposition is the enemy trying to get you to fall short of God’s best for you by believing something other than what He has promised. Remember the storm that rose up when Peter was walking on the water?
The scriptures teach the importance of the Word by describing it as a seed that is planted in the soil of a person’s heart and the fruitfulness of that seed will be determined by the condition of the heart (Luke 8:11-15). We have to use the Word as a seed and plant, water, nurture, and harvest it. Just as we would not place seed on the table and expect it to grow; or plant it in the morning and dig it up in the evening, expecting it to grow; so, we must place the seed of the Word of God deep within our hearts and do everything within us to protect it and nurture it for growth.
In other words, spend time in God’s Word. Reflect upon it in such a way that our heart will begin to trust it as truth. Jesus came as more than just a sacrificial lamb. He came as the embodiment of God’s Grace and Power in a man…showing that with God, there are no impossibilities. But it is imperative that we believe and hold to the Truth of God’s Word above all else and act on what we believe.
3. Apply that Word to that situation through meditating and confessing that or those scriptures daily…as we would prescription medication;
For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. (vs. 22)
It is amazing how the children of the Living God will accept the Word of another human being over that of the Lord of Glory! I believe we all do it. We trust Doctors, Lawyers, Politicians, Economists, Scientists, and even Weathermen; but we have trouble trusting the Word of God. It is that Word that is at the core of everything we see in this natural world.
We live in a physical world that was created as God spoke. Our bodies are based upon the model that God created. Our real selves, our spirit, are made in the image of God. Therefore, it is imperative that we take and hold onto the Word as we would the prescription that the doctor would write. The medicine may help but it cannot heal. Only God can heal; only He can put a marriage back together.
When we find what God has to say about our situation, it is then we receive that word as truth and then apply that word to our lives through meditating or contemplating on it and confessing it out of mouths. God spoke words in creation and gave us the same ability to use our words that are spoken in line with His word to create in our lives.
This is not a one-time thing; we must discipline ourselves to take the remedy of the Word to cure every disorder in our lives; whether it be our bodies, finances, or families…you name it…there is Word for it.Have Faith1st ©2013 Faith1st Ministries
- Learning to please God (2) (Charles Box) (fellowshiproom.org)
- A.W.Tozer on John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word… (a must read!) (rodiagnusdei.wordpress.com)
- DNA of the Seed (thechurchatcarrollton.wordpress.com)