Passivity is something you and I must drastically attack and confront with the Word of God. We can’t afford to be weak Christians this 20/20. We can’t afford to be bankrupt where the Word of God is concerned. We can’t afford to be negligent about spiritual things. Jesus said, “For even if you were to gain all the wealth and power of this world with everything it could offer you—at the cost of your own life—what good would that be? And what could be more valuable to you than your own soul?” Read Matthew 16:26 (TPT).
Beloved, please hear my heart on this! God desires for you and me to “prosper in whatsoever we put our hands to do.” Putting a list together is not what will get us over to seeing our resolutions succeed. Quite frankly, it has more to do with what the Scripture says, “Don’t just listen to the Word of Truth and not respond to it, for that is the essence of self-deception. So always let His Word become like poetry written and fulfilled by your life!” Read James 1:22 (TPT). Listen to this, Jesus is the Word revealed and the truth – “Your Word is truth! So make them holy by the truth.” Read John 17:17 (TPT).
Here comes this word, “doers or practitioners of God’s Word.” Watch this, the doctors are practitioners of their profession, lawyers practice, bakers practice his or her trade, the engineer or mechanic practices his or her engineering work, and for the believer in Christ, we equally must be practitioners or doers of what we believe – God’s Word. I am sure we have heard this being said, “Practice makes perfect.”
I asked myself this question, what will distinguish me this year? I had to think and carefully respond like this, “Spiritual Clarity.” Watch this, when you have spiritual clarity; every other thing will begin to fall in place. The Bible says it like this, “Open my eyes to see the miracle-wonders hidden in Your Word.” Read Psalm 119:18 (TPT). Beloved, this is what I crave the most going forward, “that I may know Him…” because the very foundation and existence of my life hinge on this truth.
Beloved, at some point, we have to quit playing Church! We have to be transparent with ourselves and challenge each other unto righteousness.
My Father, how grateful I am to You. Your name is great and greatly to be praised. My Father, You speak and it comes to pass. You open and no one can shut. My Father, You alone are worthy to be praised.
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