Summary: "Bestow upon me, O Lord my God, understanding to know thee, diligence to seek thee, wisdom to find thee, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace thee." In this outline six steps to help the Word of God be living, growing and working in Christian lives. will make the Bible alive in us.
SIX STEPS TO LIVE THE WORD OF GOD!
"Bestow upon me, O Lord my God, understanding to know thee, diligence to seek thee, wisdom to find thee, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace thee."
In this outline we give six steps to help the Word of God be living, growing and working in our Christian lives. If we do, it will make the Bible alive in us.
I. Read the Word.
2 Timothy 2:15 - Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 3:16 - All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
#1. Make time for God’s Word. Start your day with the Word or at least some promises. It is said there are 35,000.
#2 The moment you wake up each morning, all your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists in shoving it all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other, larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in. C.S. Lewis
A. He who runs from God in the morning will scarcely find Him the rest of the day. John Bunyan
II. Meditate on the Word.
"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer." Psalms 19:14, KJV
"This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success." Joshua 1:8,
A. Think how the Word of God can work in your daily life.
B. How you can apply the Word.
C. Upon Thy precepts and Thy ways
My heart will meditate with awe;
Thy Word shall be my chief delight,
And I will not forget Thy law
III. Pray until the Word sinks in you heart.
Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
A. It is in the heart that we believe the Word. It is where it becomes the Rhema. The living Word of God.
IV. Write the Word out.
There’s just something about seeing God’s Word in your own handwriting. It really helps cement it inside your brain. It takes less than 10 minutes per day and is a tiny amount of time for a much bigger benefit!
A. It was how in my earlier Christian life I memorized the scriptures. I wrote the promises on cards and reviewed them daily.
V. Live the Word.
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” (James 1:22)
“Everyone then who hears these words and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24)
VI. Pass the Word on.
#1. Discuss God’s Word.
Another thing will happen when you read your Bible more. You’ll want to talk about it more. So discuss it with your spouse, your parents, your friends and your children. You’ll be able to converse intelligently about it and understand the many aspects of God’s plan of redemption.
A. We are witnesses to Christ, we point to Him.
B.I care not where I go or how I live or what I endure so that I may save souls. When I sleep, I dream of them; when I awake, they are first in my thoughts.
1. This has been my life for over 60 years.
C. D.L. Moody and once spoke with a woman who didn't like his method of evangelism. "I don't really like mine all that much either. What's yours?" She replied that she didn't have one. Moody said, "Then I like mine better than yours."