HOW TO ACTIVATE GOD’S WORD (2)
While you are waiting for God’s Word to be fulfilled in your life, do these three things:
1) Verbalize it.
The most effective way to pray is to speak God’s Word. The patriarchs, prophets and psalmists regularly reminded God of His promises in prayer, confident He would keep them.
The surest indicator of God’s will is His Word.
‘This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us…we know that we have what we asked of Him’ (vv. 14-15 NIV). God always responds to His Word, always!
2) Obey it.
God’s plan for us is not just to speak His Word, vital as this is, but that we obey it (James 1:22).
The hymn-writer said: ‘When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word, what a glory He sheds on our way; while we do His good will, He abides with us still, and with all who will trust and obey.’
Obedience—faith in action—aligns us with God and He responds by fulfilling His promise to us.
3) Share it.
God’s word says, ‘Take to heart these words that I give you today.
Repeat them to your children.
Talk about them when you’re at home or away, when you lie down or get up’ (Deuteronomy 6:6-7 GWT).
You needn’t be a parent or grandparent, or even a qualified teacher, just a sincere teller.
Tell it to kids.
Share it with someone who looks up to you.
Sharing God’s Word will produce fruit in the lives of your family, friends, relatives, business associates, and neighbors, and also increase your own grasp and understanding of it.
‘…if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.’ 1 John 5:14 NIV
ECOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
Acts 1:4, 8; 2:2, 4, 11, 21, 28; 3:19; 4:4, 31, 33-34
Wait for the promise of the Father!
You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, & you will be my witnesses!
Suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a might rushing wind, & they were all filled with the Holy Spirit & began to speak in other tongues the might works of God!
It shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved!
You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence!
Repent therefore & turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, & that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus!
When they had prayed, they were all filled with the Holy Spirit & continued to speak the word of God with boldness!
Many of those who heard the word believed! Great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them!
God’s word is true! Turn to Him again today & you will be refreshed in His presence! He loves you! Believe His word & pray today! Never delay!