Open Your Heart To The Word
He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding (Proverbs 15:32).
The only material that God gave to build your spirit is His Word, through the power of the Holy Spirit. There’s no hope for the one who ignores God’s Word. The Bible says “he that despises the word, shall be destroyed” (Proverbs 13:13). As a child of God you must always open your heart to the Word and receive it into your spirit with faith, gladness and meekness: “Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls” (James 1:21). This verse doesn’t refer to the salvation from sin nor bringing you afresh into salvation. Rather, it refers to the preservation of the salvation of the human soul—the outworking of salvation in the human soul.
When you have the opportunity to hear and receive God’s Word, go for it voraciously and apply it to your personal life. Acting on the Word is the only way to effect kingdom realities in your personal life and live from glory to glory. You have to make the effort to act on God’s Word. Don’t ignore the Word; use it for your benefit. The blessings in the Word of God are for the doers of the Word (James 1:25).
There are those who ignorantly act in worldly wisdom; and the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. Acting on the Word, on the other hand, is functioning in divine wisdom. The Word of God is the wisdom of God, and wisdom is what you need for success and excellence in life: “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom…” (Proverbs 4:7). Open your spirit to the Word at all times and act on the information, guidance, and counsel you receive from the Lord today.
Dear heavenly Father,
I thank you for your Word is my life! I’m blessed in all endeavours and prosper exceedingly today because I live by your Word. Your Word is growing mightily and prevailing in my life, against every adversity, as I yield to the Lordship of the Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
James 1:21; Hosea 4:6
1 Year Bible reading plan: 2 John; Ezekiel 22-23
2 Year Bible reading plan: Revelation 7:11-17; Amos 3-4