And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law. For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life.. (Deuteronomy 32:46–47 KJV)
Today is the big day as we transition from the name Glory & Grace Daily to Deshen Daily devotionals. Let me take us back to the first Glory & Grace Daily devotional published March 3, 2016 titled “God’s Word is our life”. Yes, we will be celebrating our 5 year anniversary next month!
What is the most important reason we think is responsible for Christians neglecting to study or feed on the Word of God today? If you say “time constraints”, you are right! That is what many of us think but that is not true. I went into details about this in our book “The Devotional Life”. One of the most important reasons why believers do not pay attention to the Word is not time but perspective of what the Word means to them.
Moses told the Israelites that the words he was giving them are their life. Moses saw God’s Word as their life. The Israelites saw them as laws to keep. Many believers truly do not SEE why they should study the Bible. They see no relationship between meditating on the Word of God and their financial struggles, health problems, marital issues etc. The truth is our prior experiences usually support this. One believer once told me he read the Bible as he was told and it did not help his addiction. How sad!
I pray that the Lord will open your eyes of understanding and experience to step into realms of the Word of God as your life, seeing it affecting and changing every part of it.
Be honest here: does the Word of God really benefit you or do you just read it because you have to?
APPLY THE WORD
Life will change for you when you come to the experience of the Word of God as your very life. Do not settle for the religion of it: reading, memorizing, studying, teaching or even quoting. Let it indeed be your life!
Ask the Spirit to help you enter into the realm of the Word of God being your very life.