GOOD NEWS ON FEBRUARY 18, 2012
The Way To Consistent Progress
“And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified” (Acts 20:32).
As Christians we live by the Word because we’re born of the Word. The whole creation came into being through the Word of God. The Bible says “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). He tells us all things were made by Him and without Him was not anything made that was made. He upholds all things by the word of His power (Hebrews 1:3).In other words the Word of God sustains all things.
Your origin is the Word of God, and the only material that God gave you to build your spirit is His Word. There’s no hope for anyone that ignores the Word. Walking in the Word—living it out—is the way to consistent progress. The Bible says in Proverbs 13:13AMP: “Whoever despises the word and counsel [of God] brings destruction upon himself, but he who [reverently] fears and respects the commandment [of God] is rewarded.”
To live contrary to the Word is to programme yourself for failure. You must open your heart to the Word, receive it voraciously and live by it: “So get rid of all uncleanness and the rampant outgrowth of wickedness, and in a humble (gentle, modest) spirit receive and welcome the Word which implanted and rooted [in your hearts] contains the power to save your souls.”
Whenever you have the opportunity to hear God’s Word, go for it with rapt attention and a wide appetite, and apply it to your personal life. Prove His Word in your life. He isn’t afraid or intimidated to be put on the spot; He asked us to prove His Word (Malachi 3:10). Put the Word to work and it will effect relevant changes in your personal life. The Word of God is God’s material for building your life and having you established on the path of consistent growth, progress and success in life.
Prayer I’m walking in the reality of my divine inheritance in Christ, because the Word is at work in me! I’m not just a hearer but a doer of the Word, therefore my faith is producing results and the wisdom, knowledge and ability of the Spirit are showing forth through me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen