The Culture of Studying, Speaking and Acting the Word
Hebrews 4:12 – For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Friend, we are living right now, in an information age. We are flooded with information every second of the day. I am of the opinion that we have more information than we will ever need in some areas, yet information is still increasing. We now have more Bible versions and translations than we ever had. In the midst of all this we have to discipline ourselves, prioritise and be selective with what we invest our time in studying. In the midst of this ‘Information Tsunami’ we need to be selective and proactive in discerning what and how we take information into our minds and spirit.
The Word of God should be the first on our list of study. It is reported that the Bible is the no.1 best-selling book of all time with over 6 billion copies sold since it was first printed in the early 1450s. The study of God’s Word has to take priority in our lives. It is God’s love letter to us. It is God’s instruction book for our victorious living. Taking time out to study the Word of God gives you access to understanding the creator’s mind and it opens the door to a world of divine creativity. Please be aware that people’s secrets are in their story. The more you study God’s Word, the more you know God’s mind. It is historically reported that wherever the studying of the Bible is accommodated in a society, a lot of inventors and invention emerge and great progress in civilisation occurs. The Bible is the oldest book with the latest news.
Knowing the Word and not applying it robs us of our rights and benefits. The power resident in God’s Word is released when it is spoken and acted upon. Intention is not invention. Nobody becomes great by what they intend to do. The proof of the pudding is in its eating. You need to speak and act on God’s Word before it can produce for you. God spoke to birth creation. You will have to speak to birth the destiny that is yours in Christ. I have observed from God’s Word that in every promise there is a God part and a man part. The God part is already settled forever. It is the man part that needs to be executed by each person because life is a product of personal adventure. Please be aware that to get result from God’s Word you have to abide by God’s terms. It is His blessing, therefore His terms and conditions apply. One major condition to seeing the Word of God work for us is by being consistent with it. The Word cannot be used as a formula; it has to be used to make a lifestyle. It is a lifestyle approach that makes the Word work for you.
Every time I read the promises of God in the Bible, I find the God part and then the man part. I then concentrate on my part and adjust my lifestyle to align with the terms and conditions. This is how I move from one level of glory to another. Now, it’s over to you to make a move. God is waiting on you.
For Further Study
Psalm 119:105; Proverbs 4:20
Personal declaration for the day
I walk in dedication and manifest all the Word says I am.
Questions for you to reflect on
Do you know that God is waiting on you to receive the promises He made to you in His Word?
God’s Word is not meant to be used as a formula, it is meant to be made a lifestyle.