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Make the Word a Growing Part of Your Life

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Make the Word a Growing Part of Your Life

What’s growing in you? Is clear thinking, spiritual passion, a sense of focus and purpose growing in your heart? Or is confusion, dissatisfaction, despair, hopelessness and anger growing in your heart?

As we work God’s Word into the soil of our heart our life will be growing in the right direction.

1 Thessalonians 4:1 says, “Live in order to please God. We ask you and urge you to do this more and more.” (NIV)

How to make the Word a growing part of your life:

  1. Get a translation you like. The Bible was written originally in Hebrew (Old Testament) and Greek (New Testament). Unless you can read Greek and Hebrew you will not be reading it in the original language! The King James Version of the bible is written in 1607 Old English.
  2. Get a good study Bible. Many app’s on our smart phones and devices are free! I like PocketSword but it only works on Apple devices. Another one that is very popular is You-Version.
  3. Get in a small group. When you study the Word with other believers, it will inspire you to go DEEPER. Acts 2 tells us they met daily; they prayed together. They studied the Word together; they fellowship regularly, and they had a vibrant faith that saw unbelievers come to Christ on a regular basis.

Perhaps one reason we are not influencing the culture around us is because we are not being influenced by the Word of God and strengthened by the fellowship of other believers.

If the Word is a growing part of your life, it will be what grows your life!

You can listen to the audio message here.

 

Make the Word the First Part of Your Life

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Make the Word the First Part of Your Life

Matthew 6:33 says, “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these other things will be added unto you.”

Here’s a good goal to set:

  • 5 Minutes in the Word: “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path” (Psalm 119:105).
  • 5 Minutes in Worship: “God is looking for people who worship Him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24).
  • 5 Minutes in Prayer: “Men ought always to pray and never give up” (Luke 18:1).

In this series of blogs we’re answering the question, how do we make sure we are holding on to it?

  1. We have to make it the foundation of our life.
  2. We have to make it the first part of our life.

Watch for #3 in the next blog post.

You can listen to the audio message here.

 

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