“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” 2 Timothy 2:15.
Yesterday, we learnt about the word of God as a source of our joy. Well, for the word to gladden your heart, you would have to be confident in the truth you glean from it. You see, in a bid to get precious stones found inside the ground, men dig deep inside the ground searching for them. In the same way, you build confidence, strengthen your faith and maintain your joy by digging deep into scripture. Whenever you take time to study the Bible and then meditate on it, precious truths are deposited in your spirit which cause your life to radiate.
How do you search the scripture? You do so by studying selected chapters per time and meditating upon the word of God that you have read. ‘Meditating’ involves, pondering, contemplating, muttering, and thinking about what you read. Also, having a dictionary and a multiple-version Bible with a strong concordance will go a long way in making your Bible study time so sweet and illuminating. These are not what you do in a hurry when you are preparing to rush out to school or work in the morning. It is what you do when you have at least 30 minutes to one hour to yourself, pressure-free.
Another addition to your bible study should be; taking Communion. Always take Communion before you go into the Word of God. This is because the Communion opens the eyes of the spirit. It opens up your spiritual senses so that when you open up the Word, Rhema just jumps out at you. When you take it, ask the Holy Spirit to open up all your closed access points from the throne of God.
The success you desire in life will come as you adhere to scriptural instructions. As our memory verse states, it is only when you study that you will be able to show yourself approved. Even God told Joshua to mediate day and night on the Word for his own success. Beloved, there must be something in this Bible. Go into yours today.
Joshua 1:1-8, Psalm 1-2
One of my aunties suffered miscarriage for 9 years and so was not able to put to bed. I listened to daddy Larry on radio one night and decided to attend the next service. That was in 2017. I got the oil of gladness and took it to her and her husband. She took in that same month. To the glory of God, she carried the pregnancy till the ninth month and put to bed in January this year. I return all the glory to God!
– Tochukwu N.
[Spend some time and worship God. Thank Him for all He has done.]
1. Father, I activate the grace to be consistent in Your Word and the boldness to speak it in Jesus name.
2. Every force that aborts my blessings, be destroyed by fire now in Jesus name.
3. Every force that causes near success syndrome, be destroyed now in Jesus name.
4. Every failure at the edge of breakthrough, I terminate you now in Jesus name.
5. I speak overwhelming joy into every area of my life and family in Jesus name.