4. Glorifying God at all times. The Bible says, “Every man, woman, and child Whom I created for My glory.” Read Isaiah 43:7 (MSG). We were created to give God glory at all times, irrespective. Watch this, radical as this statement may sound, we were never created to complain. The scripture is clear when it says, “And my tongue shall talk of Your righteousness, rightness, and justice, and of [my reasons for] Your praise all the day long.” Read Psalm 35:28 (AMPC). In other words, we are to glory God irrespective of how we feel or don’t feel. Selah. You might be wondering, how is this possible; well, the Bible says, “[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.” Read Philippians 2:13 (AMPC).
5. Accountability. The Bible says, “And so, each of us must give an account to God for what we do.” Read Romans 14:12 (CEV). Remember this, we are all accountable to God and to someone. If you belong to any Church assembly, then another layer of accountability has been added; it could be your pastor, elder or to a fellow brother or sister. Watch this, we are accountable to each other, hence the Bible says, “So stop evaluating Christians by what the world thinks about them or by what they seem to be like on the outside. Once I mistakenly thought of Christ that way, merely as a human being like myself. How differently I feel now!” Read 2 Corinthians 5:16 (TLB).
6. Have an insatiable appetite for Gods word. The Bible says, “Like newborn babies you should crave (thirst for, earnestly desire) the pure (unadulterated) spiritual milk, that by it you may be nurtured and grow unto [completed] salvation.” Read 1 Peter 2:2 (AMPC). I have heard people say, it is wise to have a moderate appetite in life; and whilst that may sound true, it is not true when it comes to Gods word. Eat as much as you can of Gods word, as it is what fills you up without causing you to be constipated. Listen to what the Bible says, “When I discovered your words, I devoured them they are my joy and my heart’s delight.” Read Jeremiah 15:16 (NLT). Let studying the word of God be a thing of delight, and not something of a discipline!
7. Complete immersion in the word of God is crucial to anchoring. The Bible says, “Let us be clothed (totally immersed, soaked) with power from on High.” Read Luke 24:49 (ESV). Immersing yourself long enough in the word of God till it consumes every thing about you, such that when you open your mouth to speak; you only can say what you have immersed yourself into, Gods word. Hallelujah. In this wise, I encourage you to soak, envelope yourself in Gods presence, hence the Bible says, “In His presence is fullness of joy…”
His promises are Yes and Amen. Every promise He spoke will surely come to pass just like He said. So be encouraged as you keep anchoring your soul on Gods word; He is a promise keeper and your confidence in Him should make you rest in His loving favor.
Dearly beloved, in order for you not to drift and plunge without stopping, you need an anchor for your soul. I beseech you by the mercies of God to Anchor on the Rock of all ages – Jesus Christ.
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