Live by The Word by Pastor Segun Obadje
The Leverage Devotional by Pastor Segun Obadje
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Live by the Word!
John 1:1-3 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made”.
Matthew 4:4 “But he answered and said, it is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
As a child of God, it is important to understand the ways of God. The ways of God are the principles of God that govern the things of God, the systems and the creations of God. We must understand the governing principles, the rules of engagement as they pertain to life, creation and everything that God has made. This knowledge is so important as it positions one to be able to navigate through life and get the desired results from life. Those who are in charge of life are those who have an understanding of the ways of God.
The devil did not create the earth, God did; so, the principles that govern the earth are not sourced in Satan but in God. Therefore, the understanding of God facilitates the understanding of life because He is the Source/Creator of life and of the governing principles of life. We need to understand the Bible because that is the book of life and for life; it is the manual for living. The Word is your life. Our opening verse tells us that man shall not live by bread alone but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God! True life is lived by the Word of God, which lives and abides forever!
Religion is a terrible thing, in that it has created a schism or gap between God in Church and the application of His principles to life, to our relationship with each other, to career, to business and to day to day living. God is not interested in religion; He wants us to have a very personal relationship with Him. God wants us to have a good understanding of Him, which will in turn impact on how we live our lives, how we respond to the challenges of life and how we choose to solve our problems. You are meant to hear the Word in Church and apply it to your life, not ignore it.
The Word is your life; it addresses everything pertaining to your life, marriage, parenting, business, career, academics, finances, family, church life, social life, etc. Everything that governs life emanate from the Word. The wisdom that rules or governs life is of the Word and that is how to see the Word of God. So, we don’t see the Word as something that is only preached in Church and applies to Church, but everything that applies to us in every facet of life. Living life by the Word simply means applying the same principle of wisdom taught in church from God’s Word, to everyday life and this is what guarantees victory over any and every circumstance of life. This is why we must learn the Word of God.
My Solid Front (Your Confession): Thank You Father for Your Word that is available to me and accessible to me. I give myself to learning the Word, hearing and doing the Word and I produce Word-based results in every aspect of my life in Jesus’ Name.
The Leverage Daily Devotional