SATURDAY 2ND JULY,2016
TOPIC: HOW TO ACTIVATE GOD’S WORD (2)
TEXT: 1John 5:4 “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.
While you are waiting for God’s Word to be fulfilled in your life, do these three things:
1) VERBALIZE IT. The most effective way to pray is to speak God’s Word. The patriarchs, prophets and psalmists regularly reminded God of His promises in prayer, confident He would keep them. The surest indicator of God’s will is His Word. ‘This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us, and if we know that He hears us…we know that we have what we asked of Him’ (v. 14-15 NIV). God always responds to His Word, always!
2) OBEY IT. God’s plan for us is not just to speak His Word, vital as this is, but that we hear and obey; by His grace — faith response to God ‘s Word in Jesus Christ. (Phil 2:8, James 1:22). Obedience—faith in action—aligns us with God and He responds by fulfilling His promise to us.
3) SHARE IT. Parents and grandparents, ‘Take to heart these words that I give you today.
Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you’re at home or away, when you lie down or get up’ (Deut 6:6-7).
You need not be a qualified teacher, just a sincere teller. Sharing God’s Word will produce fruit in the lives of your family, friends relatives, business associates and neighbors, and also increase your own grasp and understanding of it.
MEDITATION: John 15:7
STUDY THE BIBLE
MK 12:1-27; 1KGS 3; HOS 6:1-7:2