The Guideline to God’s Word: Living the Word
Throughout the Guideline to God’s Word, we have talked about three parts which are the reading of the Word, interpreting and applying the Word. These three are essential parts, however, for everyone, it really is hard to be consistent especially in reading God’s Word but if one person knows the importance of this in his life then he would really be committed to God’s Word. Anyone would give value to something especially when he knows how it will really help his life. That is why it is important to read, interpret, apply and then live.
It takes consistency to live a lifestyle or a habit. For you to live according to the Word, you need to be able to consistently do it. For it says in the Bible, ‘Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ Matthew 4:4 and in Luke 4:4, ‘Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’ Just like how you need food every day, that is how you should treat the Word of God, it is your spiritual food that you need every day in order to live a healthy life. However, you may be wondering, what really is living by the Word of God, and so in this blog, we’ll be talking about the effective ways to live according to the Word.
1. Humble Yourself
Humility is a trait that should be learned to be able to stay open to what God is doing in your life. It is your way of surrender that apart from Him you can’t do anything or achieve what you have achieved. If you are full of yourself, submitting would be hard. That’s why it is important to really rely on God’s power. However, being humble or humbling yourself before the Lord means that you acknowledge His power to heal, to make miracles, to bring you to places, and to give you success. It is knowing who He is and how great He is as a God. As you live your life, it is essential to always carry this trait because as God lifts you up, you should stay humble in order for you to stay where you are and how far you’ll still go. Your attitude will determine your altitude.
2. Having Faith
You cannot live on God’s Word if you do not know it and if you do not believe it. There are a lot of times, people just live knowing the Word but they do not apply it and live according to it. It’s good to know God’s Word but for you to access its power, you need to be able to apply it and live it to see the outcome of it. If you have faith that God can work in your life, then you will be able to see the fruit of that faith. Whether that is through healing your disease, providing for your needs, or making a miracle in an unbearable storm. Through living with faith, you have the ability to see God’s power over your life.
With living according to his Word comes obedience. Even if you have faith and you humble yourself, without obedience, you cannot fully see the prosperity of God’s power in your life. You need to be able to say yes whether it is in or out of season. There are no ‘buts’ and ‘ifs’ when it comes to living according to what God says. Obedience is a must when you live according to the Word of God.
Last but definitely not least, acknowledging that God is the source of everything. Despite the success you attain or the miracles that happen to you, learn to know that God owns all the credit. You need to acknowledge that God is the One working in your life. It is through Him that you can work, study and explore in life. It all goes back to His power working in you and grace abiding in you.
Throughout the series, we, the Salvation Garden, have talked about the Guidelines to God’s Word that includes: reading, interpreting, applying, and living. As you read each blog, we pray that God gives you the heart to really learn and put this into practice even in the prayer series. For you to see each of its importance, you need to know that it takes effort to also reach out and grow your relationship with the Lord.
The Salvation Garden aims to not just bring your prayers to the Holy Churches but also reach you through these blogs. These kinds of series are for you to know how important the Word of God and Prayer is in your lives. If you haven’t read the Prayer Series or the Guidelines to God’s Word, you may go and visit https://www.thesalvationgarden.org/ to read more articles about different topics you may need to see.