20 My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen to my words. 21 Never let them get away from you. Remember them and keep them in your heart. 22 They will give life and health to anyone who understands them. 23 Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.—Proverbs 4:20-23 (Good News)
My friend, draw near and read my words with a hearing heart. Now as never before, it is time to be determined to live in victory and not defeat. Many of us have taken life as it comes and accepted whatever it dishes out.
This is not the way God intends for us to live. He has given us everything we need to live a victorious life in Him and it is found in His Word (the Bible). However, just having a Bible will not guarantee us victory. He tells us that He has “given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness…” and this is found in His Word.
Whatever we may be facing, or whatever is going on, we must turn to the Word first as our source; rather than looking to people or the world’s system. God spoke to bring everything into existence. Likewise, He has given us His Word to use for the building of our lives.
- Are you sick? Turn to the Word for healing;
- Are you struggling in your finances? Turn to the Word for financial restoration;
- Are you troubled in your mind? Turn to the Word for peace;
- Are you struggling in your marriage? Turn to the Word and discover God’s Will for marriages;
When we spend time in the Word and take it as life for us, we build a resistance to the things that come to wear us down, discourage us, make us ineffective, and ultimately destroy us. Jesus told us in John 10:10, “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)” (Amplified). Do not let the thief be successful in your life, take God at His Word and hold on to it for dear life…because it is life!
“…be it unto me according to thy word.”—Luke 1:38
When the angel told Mary she was with child, Mary did not allow the potential for embarrassment or even persecution to stop her from receiving the Blessing of God into her life. Rather, she willingly received it, (the Word). Our lives would be drastically different if we stop looking to the world for answers and look to God and His Word! He should be the source of our lives. The scripture declares: “he gives us the power to live, to move, and to be who we are…”—Acts 17:28 (CEB).
So, let’s follow Mary’s example and take God at His Word because He is good for it. He can take care of any problem we may face…now or in the future!Have Faith1st ©2014 Faith1st Ministries