THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL…
DATE: Thursday November 9th, 2017.
TEXT: Joshua 1:8
THEME: THE WORD OF GOD MAKES FOR LIFE
MEMORISE: He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. (Psalm 107:20)
As physical food is essential for survival in life, so is the word of God essential for our spiritual well being and nourishment. Constant feeding on the word of God enables us to understand His will and renews our mind. The psalmist said, Thy word have I hid in my heart that I may not sin against thee. The word of God serves as a light unto our paths and helps us to live right and develop a healthy relationship with God Almighty. It is unfortunate that many who profess to be Christians fall short of constant study of God's word, and when a situation arise, they do not know God's mind concerning it nor the appropriate word needed to address it. Studying God's word daily keeps you alive spiritually and connected to God. The word sanctifies our souls. It is by it we are able to fight the battles of life. The word of God is God, and none of His word can fall to the ground, It is the power of the believer, for in it lays our hope.
God's word is a necessity for the survival of a believer. And by having His word in our hearts, we possess extraordinary weapon of warfare at our disposal. Prayers become very effective when used with the word of God. Remember that Jesus was able to overcome temptation from the devil through the word of God. The question is: Are you filled with the word of God? Do you still study His word on a regular basis, or only on Sundays or anytime you feel like? Have you given earthly gratifications time over your relationship with God Almighty? When temptation, trials, or persecution arise, will you still overcome? The word of God is key to spiritual growth and maturity. It is food to our spirit man, which must be fed on a daily basis just as humans eat every day to nourish the physical body. The enemy knows the word of God and if he can get any Christian away from it, he is happy knowing that such a person becomes empty.
Worship/praise God and then take the following prayer points:
1. Every distraction set to frustrate the studying of God's word in my
life; be disbanded by fire, in Jesus' name.
2. O God, help me to hide your word in my heart that I may not sin
against you, in Jesus' name.
3. Father, open our G. O's and Mummy in the Lord's eyes to deep
mysteries and hidden truths through your word, in Jesus name.
AUTHOR: PST LAZARUS MUOKA