Proverbs 4:20-22 NLV “My son, listen to my words. Turn your ear to my sayings. Do not let them leave your eyes. Keep them in the center of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.”
John 6:63 NLV “It is the Spirit that gives life. The flesh is of no help. The words I speak to you are spirit and life.”
Did you catch that? The Word brings healing and life. Jesus said that “the flesh is no help”. Gods Word is where life comes from. I’m not just talking ‘life’ as in being alive and not dead, I’m talking about life we live in the Spirit of God bringing overflow onto our flesh. If we’d focus our attention on the most important thing, our spirit, it would bring life to our flesh man.
I think that what we truly miss is the big deception that satan has tried to get us to buy since the beginning of time and that is, focus on the wrong things. To question what Gods Word really says in order to gain access to our rightful position in Christ Jesus. How better to do that than to keep us from reading and studying the Word of God?
If we don’t know the rule book how can we play the game? I don’t know of any football team that would go out on the field without a clearly defined plan that fell into the perimeters of a rule book. You must study your opponents, know the game and play to win. Well, we as Christians can’t expect to run the race without knowing the advantages we have against our opponent.
I want to run with winners! Those who have my back, who play as a team not in it for themselves. There are too many of us trying to trip up our team members because we want to win. NO! Thats not how its played out and if you’d read the rule book, you’d know this. We are ONE body, running together, loving the world, winning the lost. Each of us play an important role in the race. If we don’t pray for one another, encourage one another, speak the Word into one another, we’ll be hopping across the finish line with missing limbs. I want to cross it whole, presenting to Jesus a WHOLE bride.
How about you? Are you in it to win it? II Peter 3:14 GNT “And so, my friends, as you wait for that Day, do your best to be pure and faultless in God’s sight and to be at peace with him.”
Father, thanks for the opportunity to run as a team, pressing toward the finish line of your boundless love, never excluding others who may not run as swift or graceful, but are runners none-the-less. We firmly speak a hedge of protection around each one today. Watch over your Word to perform it in Jesus name. Amen