The Ability Is In
Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life (Proverbs 4:13).
The ability to do whatever God tells you to do is in the instruction. That’s because God’s Word has inherent power to produce what it talks about. Now, whether the instruction or counsel is from the written pages of the Bible or a Word from the Spirit through your Pastor, or you heard God’s voice in your spirit, it makes no difference. Don’t rationalize or try to reason it out in your head. Act on it!
It’s important that you act swiftly on God’s instructions and not grumble, complain or put up a logical excuse against God’s instructions to you. Rather, get about whatever he tells you to do joyfully, for in the instruction is also the provision and ability you need to carry it out. The Bible says His commandments are not grievous (1 John 5:3). The Lord will never ask you to do what He hasn’t enabled or equipped you to do! So when He gives you an instruction, just know that the ability required to make it happen came with the Word!
Carnal people haven’t realized this; hence they tend to always put forth so-called “logical arguments,” which for the most part only reveals their spiritual ineptitude and lack of faith in the Word. God’s Word is not logic, and doesn’t appeal to the sense realm! So when God’s Word comes to you, don’t try to reason it out first in your mind; just act on it in faith. By so doing, it’ll produce in you and for you what it talks about.
When you joyfully and happily act on God’s instructions you open the door for the miraculous; you’ll never have to struggle to make things work! So I urge today to take fast hold of the instructions that come to you from the Lord, and do them: “Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life”(Proverbs 4:13).
I take fast hold of your instructions and heed your counsel that comes to me through your Word and by the Holy Spirit today! I thank you for the wisdom to put your Word to work and its ability to produce in me what it talks about,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Proverbs 10:17; Luke 5:5-7
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: John 5:1-30; 1 Kings 4-6
2 Year Bible reading plan: Mark 9:30-37; Numbers 13