Open Heavens Devotional
.Tuesday 5 March
FEED ON HIS WORD
Memory Verse: But his delight is in the law of the LORD: and in his law doth he mediate day and night.Psalm 1:2
Read: Psalm 1:1-2
Psa 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
... Psa 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
In February, we learnt that faith must be backed up with commensurate works in order to yield the right results. Furtherance to this, faith must be nurtured or nourished in you for it not to become extinct.
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Faith that is not fed soon dies, and when faith dies, it does not only lead to a situation of no faith, but could also lead to unbelief. Unbelief denies the capability of God; may your faith never become unbelief! To prevent such a negative change, constantly feed your faith. How? By tuning the ears of your spirit man to God's word. You can listen regularly to audio Bible. Where this is not possible, read the Bible aloud to yourself so that the letter can sink into your spirit man where it becomes life. Every Word of God you hear deposits some measure of faith in your spirit man if it is received. The more you hear God's Word, the greater your boldness. How often do you hear the Word of God?
To grow in faith, you must meditate on the Word you have heard. While transferring the mantle of leadership to Joshua, the Lord instructed him to always speak God's Word and to mediate on them day and night (Joshua 1:8). Meditation is what takes you from the letters into the spirit behind the Word. Meditation takes you on a journey from the surface into the depth. The truth is, the Word of God is deep, very deep. Romans 11:33 says,
“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgements, and his ways past finding out.”
It is never enough to scratch the surface, go deeper with the Word through a planned careful study of the Bible and meditation. Meditation brings understanding. It also brings divine blessings. According to today's reading, those who meditate day and night on God's Word are blessed. That means the time set apart to meditate on His Word is not a waste. Through meditation, you are relocated from lack, insufficiency and dryness to the inexhaustible river side of God. Meditation makes you to bear fruit in your season, prevents withering, and ensures success in all you do. If you do not take time to meditate on God's Word, you are robbing yourself of great blessings. Start today. You can begin with 20 -30 minutes morning and evening. Write down the revelations you get, and it shall be well with you.
To meditate, you do not need to take a particular position: just separate yourself to God, read a portion of the scripture several times, and focus on it. As you think on it, let the Holy Spirit teach you.
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