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Living By The Word

by Damilola

Good morning DPF, it’s another beautiful week unfolding. I hope we had great services yesterday? I for one had a fabulous weekend. So today we continue on the Word Series we started a couple of blogs ago. We shall be considering the topic; Living By The Word. It’s not unusual for a Christian to find it difficult to see in parallel terms, the correlation between his normal daily life and his “Christian faith life”. Many people haven’t actually understood how to live by the Word. They come to church and hear things like, “You must act on the Word, the Word works, the Word is all you need, leverage on the Word… Etc”, and to be fair to them, some just don’t know how to do so.

2 Tim 3:16-17(Easy English)
16 Everything that the Bible says comes from God’s Spirit. And we can use the Bible to teach what is true. We can use it to tell people when they are doing wrong things. It shows them what is right. Also, with the Bible, we can teach people how to live good lives.
17 As a result, a person who lives for God can know how to live properly. He will have everything that he needs to do every kind of good work

The Word of God is the pathway to living a successful life. We see here that with the Bible we can teach people how to live good lives. How does your knowledge and application of God’s Word directly impact your normal daily life? Hmmn… I think the problem begins with people compartmentalising their lives. For example, you will hear people say things like, my spiritual life, my academic life, my emotional life, my relationship life, my corporate life, my family life, my social life, *still thinking o, which other life do we have again?*, etc… I mean, all these “lives” in one man’s life? I don’t get, and I’m pretty sure God doesn’t either. You’ve got only one life, and it’s a spiritual one. Because you’re primarily a spirit, all other areas of your life take root and source from your spirit. Your spirit impacts upon every area of your “one” life.

Abraham had a covenant with God, and it made him a prosperous business man, an astute entrepreneur,  a human resource consultant, a military strategist, an international affiliate to nations, and even an adviser to top Government officials. Some of you are like “uhn, where is all that written in the bible?” It’s all there in the Word if we read in contemporary terms. His relationship with God had a direct impact on every area of his life. Abraham didn’t have an agricultural life, and then a political life, and then a business life, etc. He had one life with its root and core in the spirit, but that impacted every other thing. We can say the same of David who was a king, musician, military personal, warrior, father, husband, shepherd, who also functioned as a prophet and a priest.

Rom 12:2(Easy English)
2 Do not let yourselves be like the people who belong to this world. But instead, let God change how you think. Then you will become new people. You will be able to understand what God wants you to do. You will understand what is good. You will understand what makes God happy. And you will understand how to live completely as God wants you to live?

Living by the Word simply means having your mindset shaped after the order of the principles of the Word. That is what it means for you not to be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. How the Word of God grows in our hearts germinates, and eventually impacts every area of our lives is a mystery we might not totally come to terms with on this side of heaven.

Mark 4: 14, 26, 27 (kjv)
14 The sower soweth the word.
26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.

Here we see that the seed is the Word, but how the Word brings forth amazing fruits, the one who did the planting doesn’t quite know or understand, his responsibility however is to simply do the sowing. I don’t fully understand how our study, meditation and acting on God’s Word impact every area of our lives, but I know they do. Joshua 1:8, says they give us good success, 1 Tim 4:15 says they make our profiting appear to all, Psalms 1:3, says they will make us prosper in all we do and produce results everytime, James 1:25 says they bless all the works of our hands, Prov 4:22 says they give us life and health. Yours is to do the sowing, sow the Word into the earth of your heart, feed it with meditation and application. Let it govern your perspective to life, let it be your guide in decisions, whether at work or at home. If you do this, you will definitely realise how fulfilling it is to live by the Word. God doesn’t always demand understanding before action, sometimes, He just needs you to start acting on the Word, and then you will understand later that indeed, living by the Word ALWAYS pays.

Till we meet again on Friday, do well to live by the Word,*of course, you should continue after Friday* and I’m sure you will have testimonies. Remember that I love you and I’m praying for you.

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Woha Boobondah james June 15, 2015 - 4:45 am

Nice work, truly d connect most people lack between hearing understanding and acting, these go together and like we know God’s word is never in halves.

iyin June 15, 2015 - 12:48 pm

Spot on! I have been greatly blessed by this one.

Godbless June 18, 2015 - 10:59 pm

my meditation for the week.Restore unto me, the JOY of my salvation. Thank you sir.God bless you.

Abisola June 20, 2015 - 7:19 pm

The Word sure works wonders.. Living by the Word brings fulfilment.
Thanks for sharing sir!

Oluwatoowoju June 23, 2015 - 4:08 pm

The word definitely does wonders, it’s a sure thing. Tested and trusted… Thanks for this


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