Weekly Tip #5, Fall 2016
Are You Listening To The World Or The Word?
In Matthew 7 we read the words of Jesus after He had given the Sermon on the Mount and done more extensive teaching. He goes on to say:
24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
It is critical that we spend time with the Lord in the Word so that we fully adopt and are influenced by the truths of Scripture for everyday living, and not the cultural beliefs and perspectives of the day. We do need to stay continually on our guard. As Psalms 1:2 says,
“ …his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.”
Are you listening to the World or the Word?
Take Care Of Your Heart
If you do not have a set plan for your devotional life, or if you’ve not been as consistent as you would like to, here are some ideas for you. One of the easiest ways to stay regularly in the Word of God is to take 5 minutes sometime during the day, choose a book of the Bible you want to read, and start by reading only one paragraph but no more than a chapter. Ask God as you read, what He wants you to think about, respond to, or change of heart He desires for you. Feel free to use a commentary online to help you. Also, check out this link on 7 steps to improve your Bible Study.
Always Be Filled With The Spirit
One of the important trainings that you want to master as well as be prepared to share with others, is how to be Filled with the Spirit. Being Filled with the Spirit should be covered with every believer in your first 2-3 follow-up appointments and in your weekly meetings. This is the power source for living a fruitful and abundant life. Here is the content of the Satisfied Booklet. Here is a video on how to train someone to use the Satisfied Booklet. Here is the Theology of the Satisfied Booklet.
Talk to you next week,
Ben with Cru