The truth transforms us.
Spiritual growth is the process of replacing lies with truth. Sanctification requires revelation. The Spirit of GOD uses the Word of GOD to make us like the Son of GOD. To become like JESUS, we must fill our lives with His Word.
The Bible is far more than a doctrinal guide book. GOD’S Word generates life, creates faith, produces change, frightens the devil, causes miracles, heals hurts, builds character, transforms circumstances, imparts joy, overcomes adversity, defeats temptation, infuses hope, releases power, cleanses our minds, brings into being and guarantees our future. You cannot live without the Word of GOD!
Never take it for granted. God’s Word is the spiritual nourishment you must have to fulfill your purpose.
ABIDING IN GOD’S WORD.
In day-to-day living, abiding in GOD’S Word includes three activities:
- You must accept its authority. The Bible must become the authoritative standard for your life: The compass you rely on for direction, the counsel you listen to for making wise decisions and the benchmark you use for evaluating everything. The Bible must always have the first and last word in your life.
- You must assimilate it’s truth. It’s not enough to just believe the Bible; you must fill your mind with it so that the Holy Spirit can transform you with the truth. Five ways to do this: You can receive it, read it, research it, remember it and reflect on it. Serious meditation (reflection) on GOD’S truth is a key to answered prayers and the secret to successful living.
- You must apply it’s principles. Receiving, reading, researching, remembering and reflecting on the Word are all useless if you fail to put them to practice. Without implementation, all our Bible studies are worthless. “The truth will set you free, but first it may make you miserable.”
The best way to become a “doer of the Word” is to always write out an action step as a result of your reading or studying or reflecting on GOD’S Word.
QUESTION: What has GOD already told you to do in His word that you haven’t started doing yet?
“The Bible was not given to increase our knowledge but to change our lives.” -D. L. Moody.
DAY TWENTY FOUR… THINKING ABOUT MY PURPOSE. POINT TO PONDER: The truth transforms you. VERSE TO REMEMBER: John 8:31-32. QUESTION TO CONSIDER: What has GOD already told you in His word that you haven’t started doing yet?🤔🤔🤔