One reason I take devotions seriously
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. (Psalms. 1:2-3 KJV)
Early on in my Christian walk, it experienced what many believers are going through today-regular periods of spiritual highs and lows. I had moments of spiritual dryness which needed to be boosted up again and again by some personal or church revival program. I wondered if the Christian life has to be this way. I even heard other believers say it is “normal” for you to have “good days and bad days “spiritually. This is not synonymous with having challenges or problems. It is about your sense of being spiritually full, filled and thriving with God’s life. Chances are that many believers reading this devotional are experiencing moments of spiritual dryness and emptiness.
Does it have to be this way? No! God has not designed the Christian life to have highs and lows. The Word says our lives are meant to always be from one level of glory to another, always upwards and forwards (Prov 4:18). The scripture above tells us that we can be like a tree that never runs dry-ever! The secret? Do what God says-stay planted by the River day and night! I can tell you that you can be spiritually refreshed, full of life and thriving every day. The need for regular personal revival to get you back on track will be forever gone if you will cultivate the habit of spending time with God daily in His Word and prayer. There is no shortcut. The pace of life today appears completely rule out this possibility. If you want God’s results, do what He says in His Word. Can I share a secret with you? The time we think we do not have with God will be spent somehow somewhere-trying to find your way through the challenges of life, doing things multiple things because you did not know how to do it right the first time, fight satanic attacks on your relationships, career or even your personal health. Do not be deceived, God has not asked us to seek Him in vain. With God, you will accomplish in an hour what others will take a day or one week. Be wise!
….. I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain. (Isaiah 45:19 KJV)
The Word in your mind and mouth (1 Tim 4:15; Josh 1: 8)
Think on the verse above and personalize it. See that you can be a tree that never runs try. Declare that you are meditating on God’s Word day and night and flourishing in every aspect of your life
Water the Seed (word) to grow. Invite the Spirit’s strength! (Isa 32:15; Zach 4:6)
Ask God for the wisdom to choose to be by the River daily. Yes, it is more of wisdom issue to know what will impact our lives the most. Pray the Spirit will help you know how to work this into your schedule.
APPLY THE WORD TODAY!
Your door to a blessed life today is doing God’s Word. Refuse to be a hearer or reader only! (James 1:22-26)
You are already applying this Word by reading this devotional. Be intentional about it today, tomorrow and forever!
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