The Guideline to God’s Word: Applying the Word
In this series, we have talked about two parts regarding the Word of God which are Reading and Interpreting. Before you begin to apply all the Promises of God, you first would know how and why you need to read, which you can read here: The Guideline to God’s Word: Reading the Word and when it comes to interpreting, it is important to know how you could relate it to your life so by understanding the way you should take God’s Word objectively, you’d be able to apply it in your life. Read more of the blog regarding the interpretation of the Word of God through this: The Guideline to God’s Word: Interpreting the Word.
Now that we’ve come to the part where we talk about the application, I have five steps where you can start the application of the Word of God in your life. You may freely follow these steps or if you have the dealing with the Holy Spirit, then you must follow. These are just guidelines for you to follow.
1. Remain in His presence
“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, He bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
As it says in the verse, without the Lord you can’t do anything. He is your Source and without connecting to Him or remaining in His presence, you will never experience the blessings intended for you. It is God’s desire for you to stay connected to Him. You need to stay in His presence in order for you to see the fullness of His plans for your life. His good and perfect will for you.
In the Prayer Series, we’ve talked about the importance of Prayer and its impact on your life. Just like the Word, through Prayer, you may ask the Holy Spirit to impart the revelation or the wisdom you need when you read and interpret the Word of God for you to be able to apply it. God’s Word may be just like the other books but it has a power that holds all the Promises of God in your life, free for you to apply but without the help of the Holy Spirit, you may need to be able to understand why that’s why you also need to pray. For you to also apply God’s Word in your life, you may ask God for His guidance and power in your life as you pray. This is one of the most important steps you would need to be able to really apply it in your life.
3. Reading, Understanding, and Interpreting the Word of God
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success” Joshua 1:8.
This series has talked about the guidelines throughout God’s Word and it is important to remind yourself that you can never apply the Word of God without reading and interpreting it, that’s why you need to do this in order for you to apply God’s Word.
4. Having Faith in God’s Power
But someone will say, “You have faith and I have work.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. James 2:18
As you may always hear, faith is always an important seed in your Christian life. You will always need faith and faith is formed through salvation by believing what Jesus has done in your life. Faith and work will always go together. In applying the Word of God to your life, you will need faith in order for it to work.
And of course, it is all in vain if you do not obey what God is telling you. Even if you read the Word and have faith, without obedience or the confidence to say yes to what God is saying to you, then it will not be really an application in your life. Whether or not you like it, the Lord knows what He’s doing and you just have to be confident to say yes to God. This is the last step to choosing to apply God’s Word in life. You need obedience.
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In the last article for this God’s Word Guideline series, you would see how it’s not just a one-time decision to apply God’s Word in your life but a lifetime decision. If you haven’t read the series, you may visit https://www.thesalvationgarden.org/ to read more and send a prayer request!