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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Confidence in the Lord




In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence.

—Proverbs 14:26, NKJV

 

Living in the fear of the Lord is not being afraid of Him! It is honoring and trusting Him about all else in your life. Living in the fear and respect of God is a powerful truth that sets you free from the opinions of men. It gives you strong confidence in your relationship with God and the way He directs you to minister to others. 

 

The fear of the Lord guides you to make good decisions that are impartial and not subject to the lobbying of people with their self-interests. Yes, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom—the way Jesus ministered and the only way you and I should serve Him.

 

When we fear and respect God over any man, we have no reason to fear anything. We have confidence that God, who began a good work in us, is the only one with the power and authority to complete it. We know that within ourselves or within the opinion of any other person, there is no power.

 

Even though we do not live by the opinions of men, it is to our greatest benefit and the benefit of others to seek wise godly counsel from those that we completely trust. 

 

Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days.

—Proverbs 19:20, NKJV

 

We need the counsel of others to help us fulfill the vision God has given us. He never calls us to achieve His purposes alone. Being open to godly counsel helps us to see more clearly God’s plans and how to fulfill His will in our life. It also helps us to help others to fulfill God’s will in their own lives.

 

Sometimes the counsel we have sought does not bear witness with us. But do not immediately refuse it! Wait! Put what you believe is from God and what you have been told on a shelf for a while. Pray about the counsel you have received. Do not allow your vision or the advice you have been given to dominate you. Your vision is never about you. It is about God’s plans to work through you—to disciple and edify others. Be teachable. After praying about the counsel you have received and allowing the Holy Spirit time to show you, you have prepared your heart to follow God’s direction. Whatever you have peace about is from God.  

 

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

—James 3:17, NKJV

 

Walking in the respect of the Lord, is never about you! Confidence in Christ rises from Christ within you, the hope of glory. 

 

Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.

—Hebrews 10:35, NKJV

 

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.

—Ephesians 3:20, NKJV

 

 

© 2021 Lynn Lacher

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Monday, August 30, 2021

The Beginning of Wisdom



If we want God’s wisdom in our lives, this verse says the starting place is the fear of the Lord. The fear of the Lord is not being afraid of God. Instead, it is placing higher importance on God and His Word than the judgments, requirements, and opinions of others. It is not possible to walk in the wisdom of God until our respect for the Lord is a higher priority than what other people think and believe is best for us. 

 

The fear of man and what he thinks can keep us from receiving wisdom from God. The choices we make to follow the Lord or to yield to the will of man govern the amount of wisdom we will receive. Whenever we yield to our human need for acceptance and recognition, we forfeit God’s wisdom. Anything that feeds selfishness or pride keeps us from the wisdom that comes from an intimate relationship with God. 

 

The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.

—Proverbs 29:25

 

Yielding to the opinions of others for your life instead of yielding to God’s purpose ensnares you in emotional bondage and restricts your potential. The fear of man will cost us God’s wisdom and eventually the respect of those we have tried to please. Look at Saul. He told Samuel, “I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I have feared the people and obeyed their voice” (1 Samuel 15:24, NKJV). Saul humbly began as king and ended his reign in pride. 

 

God also rejected Eli. Eli’s sons brought dishonor to God with their sinful behavior. Though Eli was well aware of their behavior and asked them to quit, he took no action to stop them. Eli honored his sons and what they thought of him more than he honored God. Eli’s choice not to walk in the fearful respect of the Lord, ultimately cost him his children, his recognition as a man of God, and his own life.

 

David responded to Nathan the prophet when confronted about his sin with Bathsheba. He knew God’s truth was best for his life. He repented immediately and said of God, “You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part you will make me to know wisdom” (Psalm 51:6, NKJV).  He realized that a forgiven and open heart to God would bring God’s wisdom.

 

Jesus is the greatest example of listening to God instead of men. He certainly ignored the religious leaders of his time and had no desire to appease them or seek their good graces. He also chose to honor His Father’s will over the occasional advice of those He had called to follow Him. The emotional pressures of others did not move Jesus. His delight was the fear of the Lord (Isaiah 11:3). And Jesus walked completely in the wisdom of His Father.

 

The fear of man will pull us out of the will of God and His plans for us. The wisdom of God is always found in placing God’s desires for us above all else.

 

Do I walk in the fear of the Lord or the fear of man? Do I esteem the Word, which is God-in-the-flesh, full of grace and truth (John 1:14) as my highest priority, or do I think more of what others think and winning their approval? Yes, we all desire to be accepted by others—especially those we care about and think highly of. But when we desire God’s wisdom, putting Him first is always the beginning.

 

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she will promote you; she will bring you honor, when you embrace her.

—Proverbs 4:7-8, NKJV

 

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Friday, August 27, 2021

God Sent Himself



 

 

He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

—Psalm 107:20-21, NKJV

 

God sent His Word to heal us and deliver us from destruction and death.  The Word is not just the Bible. It is Jesus Himself—God in the flesh.

 

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14, NKJV).

 

God sent Himself—full of grace and truth—to heal us. The Word is Jesus, our Healer. The Word heals and delivers because the Word is Jesus Himself. When you take the Word into your heart, you take in grace and truth. 

 

Are you standing on the Word—on Jesus—believing for your healing or for your deliverance? As you stand facing symptoms and challenges in your life, give thanks to Jesus for healing and delivering you. 

 

“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you,” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NKJV).  Give praise to God IN all things—not FOR your things. A heart of praise opens you to receive from God.

 

Always find something to be thankful for! A negative attitude filled with negative expectations can thwart God’s power in your life!

 

Lord Jesus, I praise you that you sent your Word and healed me and delivered me from destruction! I praise you no matter what my symptoms or my circumstances or my struggles! You say I am healed. You say I am delivered. You say I am whole! Your finished work on the cross is truth. You speak life and peace into my soul and body and circumstances. I am in awe of how much you love me. I can stand and believe and receive.

 

© 2021 Lynn Lacher

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Expectations



Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

—Proverbs 13:12, NKJV

 

 

All of us have expectations in life. Some expectations are spoken and some aren’t. Whether spoken or not—conscious or subconscious, our expectations form our lives. An expectation can be described as strong anticipation, and it can be either positive or negative. Hope is a strong positive expectation of good. Without hope, the heart becomes sick and despairs. But when hope comes, it rises from deep within and brings forth life.

 

We are either positive in our outlook or negative. Some people expect to never have enough money, to always fail, to have problems, or never be well. And some of these same people declare, “I’m believing God for my promise,” but their negative outlook keeps them from exercising faith to believe. Your views of life, of God, and yourself are always found in your expectations. And your expectations will either kill your faith or encourage it to thrive. You cannot believe the promises of God at the same time you are expecting a life of failure and problems and illnesses. 

 

If faith is the substance of hope (Hebrews 11:1) and hope is a strong anticipation of something good, then it is impossible to walk in faith when you live with negative expectations. If your expectations in life are negative, faith has no fertile soil to take root in your heart and grow. This is why what you think in your heart is so important. As you think you are in your heart, you are (Proverbs 23:7). A negative outlook is death to faith. A positive outlook is the heart of Holy Spirit faith.

 

For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

—Matthew 12:34b-35, NKJV

 

When you are negative in your expectations, your heart overflows with things that speak fear and despair. When you are positive and believing God, you are full of hope and good expectations. What you speak comes out of the abundance of your heart—either that which offers no hope or that which gives life.

 

Hopeful expectations are powerful when the Word of God is believed in your heart. Let God’s Word flourish in your heart. His promises are yours, and they are yes and amen.

 

© 2021 Lynn Lacher

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

To Live is Christ



For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you. And being confident of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith, that your rejoicing for me may be more abundant in Jesus Christ by my coming to you again.

 

—Philippians 1:19-26, NKJV

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

His Power Within




But I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.

—Romans 15:29, NKJV

 

This is a bold statement that Paul made! Paul had no doubt that he would walk in the fullness of God’s power. Do we believe that God also wants us to walk in His fullness and power? Paul believed it and acted by faith on it. According to our faith, we receive, Jesus said (Matthew 9:29). Are will willing to exercise this kind of faith?

 

Walking in the power of the Holy Spirit is something that doesn’t happen by chance. It is a choice to allow the Holy Spirit to work through us. Some people believe the Holy Spirit turns on and off His power when He chooses. God is always available, and His power is always available. We are the ones who are on and off with Him. When we choose His life within us, we can be certain that the power of God that has been given to us in Christ will flow. Our responsibility is to stir up the gift that is in us (2 Timothy 1:6).

 

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

—Jeremiah 29:11, NKJV

 

God’s plans for us are only good. The evil that comes against us doesn’t come from Him. When we follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we can trust for good results. There is hope and an expected future. In Romans 15:29, Paul said he knew when he came to the Romans, that he would come in the fullness of God’s blessing of the gospel. It was what Paul expected. And according to what Paul believed and expected, he moved in the power of God.

 

Is it possible to believe and move in the fullness of the Holy Spirit like Paul? Of course! He was human, too, with a less than perfect life. But Paul believed in the unending Resurrection power that was always within him. The faith of Christ within him was alive and stirred Him to act on what he believed.


We don't call the power down. We stir up the gift we have been given—His life and power within.

 

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.

—Ephesians 3:20, NKJV

 

 

© 2021 Lynn Lacher

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Let God





He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

—Romans 8:31-32, NKJV

 

Don’t beg God to love you. He never withholds His love. Why would He ever withhold any good thing from you when He gave His only Son so you could have a new and abundant life (John 10:10)?  He wouldn’t because God’s very nature is love (1 John 4:8).

 

It is hard to draw near to a Father when you aren’t certain if He loves you. If you believe God takes away or harms you for an unknown purpose, then you doubt your standing in His eyes. Trust is then very difficult, and fear springs up destroying any intimacy you might have. God is love (1 John 4:8) He does not harm you. He never changes. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). God does nothing to make you question His love. That is the enemy interfering and trying to rob you of the freedom God has for you. If the enemy can convince you that God will harm you for a greater good, then you will believe a lie that will keep you in perpetual bondage. And you will never find fulfillment in God’s grace.

 

The true nature of God is unconditional love and grace. And that is the truth. If He did not spare His own Son out of love for you, why would He use harm to win your love?  Why would He not give you good things to encourage you and build your trust?

 

And we wonder why people are afraid of God?  They’ve been told falsely by religion that they can never be good enough to please God. They have been told they must work to earn His approval. If you want an intimate relationship with your Heavenly Father, you only need to believe that Jesus’ love for you on the Cross was enough, and there is nothing more you have to do to be accepted into the Beloved of God (Ephesians 1:6).

 

God loves and is pleased with His Son. He sees His Son when He sees you. He loves and is pleased with you. Quit listening to religion, and let God love you.

 

© 2021 Lynn Lacher

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Friday, August 20, 2021

His Faith



 

Each born-again child of God has been given the measure of faith to believe.

 

“God has dealt to each man the measure of faith” (Romans 12:3, KJV).

 

I live by the faith of God that He has given me.

 

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

 

I don’t live by my own faith. My faith has no power. His faith is all-powerful. I live by His faith. I have the faith of Jesus Christ living inside of me. I can trust! I can believe!  

 

“If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23).

 

I know ALL things are possible to the one who believes. I believe!  I am delivered, healed, and whole because His Word says that I am (Psalm 107:20).

 

Therefore, I have His perfect peace because I trust Him (Isaiah 26:3).

 

You have His faith living inside of you—just waiting to be exercised! Quit worrying and striving and wondering what one more thing you need to do! Everything has been done in Christ! Rest in His grace! Believe in the truth of His promise. And receive!

 

 

© 2021 Lynn Lacher

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Only Believe




He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.

—Romans 4:20-21 (NKJV)

 

 

Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise that he would become a father in his old age and the father of many nations (Romans 4:17). In fact, his faith grew stronger and believing His promise brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God was able to fulfill what He promised. 

 

Are you fully convinced that God is able to do whatever He promises?  Being fully convinced assures you of a life of peace and joy no matter what you experience in the natural. When you believe and envision the promise God has for you, you are confident that He will perform it.

 

God gives you perfect peace when you trust in Him (Isaiah 26:3)—when your thoughts dwell on His promises. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you have learned and received from God. Then the peace of God will rise from within you (Philippians 4:8-9).

 

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13, NLT).

 

When you trust God completely, joy and peace are yours. Confident hope overflows in your life. You believe the truth the Holy Spirit has revealed to you. You are fully convinced. 

 

Have confident hope. Be fully convinced of God’s revealed truth. Where the enemy attempts to kill, steal, and destroy, God promises abundant life.

 

“Who has believed our report,” Isaiah asked, “and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed” (Isaiah 53:1)? God has revealed Himself to us in Jesus Christ. You can believe His “too good to be true” news of salvation and healing and deliverance (Isaiah 53:4-5). 

 

“Do not be afraid. Only believe,” Jesus told Jairus on hearing the news that his daughter had died (Mark 5:36). 

 

And Jesus raised her to life.

 

© 2021 Lynn Lacher

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Wisdom



Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.

—Proverbs 4:7 (NKJV)

 

“Wisdom,” Greg Mohr writes in his book, Walking in Wisdom, “is the grace to prioritize and correctly apply knowledge for the greater common good. It is the ability to know what to do, to know what principle to apply in a situation that will produce life, good fruit, and leave people better off.”

 

Wisdom is not just knowledge or understanding. Knowledge gathers facts and truth. Understanding organizes facts and truth. Wisdom correctly applies those facts and truths. When we understand what knowledge teaches, we organize it in ways that we can access it. Wisdom applies our understanding of facts and truth so we can apply the right principle of truth to people and situations. 

 

“If any of you lacks wisdom,” James wrote, “let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways” (James 1:5-8, NKJV).

 

Ask for God’s wisdom to correctly and timely apply your understanding of the Word. If you ask in faith believing without doubting, you will receive. If you doubt God will give you wisdom, then you will not receive it. And without wisdom, knowledge and understanding will lack power.

 

Solomon realized the value of wisdom after becoming King of Israel. He asked God for it so that he could rule effectively. 

 

“Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this great people of yours” (2 Chronicles 7:10)?  

 

The principles of God’s truth are important in our lives but they are of little effect without God’s wisdom to apply them. When we seek God’s wisdom above what the world pursues, not only will we find it, but other things will also be added to our lives.

 

“Do not forsake her,” Solomon declared about wisdom, “and she will preserve you. Love her, and she will keep you. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she will promote you; she will bring you honor, when you embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory she will deliver to you” (Proverbs 4:6-9, NKJV).

 

Love God’s wisdom. It will keep and protect you. It will give you understanding and honor you. Wisdom will hold you in the grace of God and fill you with the discernable presence of God.

 

There are revelations yet to be known—ideas to be discovered—solutions to difficult problems just waiting to be found. There are lives and relationships waiting to be restored. God yearns for His Word to be known—understanding to be found—and wisdom to be applied. 

 

Wisdom is the primary thing you need to experience a spiritually fulfilled life. Know the Word.  Seek revelation understanding of God’s truth. Ask God for His wisdom to apply the correct principle of truth to the right situation at the right time. Make God’s wisdom the highest priority in your life.

 

© 2021 Lynn Lacher

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Freely Receive Freely Give



  

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.

—1 John 13:34-35 (NKJV)

 

When we realize that God loves us freely without condition, we learn that we have nothing to earn. Jesus gave us a new commandment—one that takes precedence. We are to love unconditionally as He has loved us. When we believe that God loves us unconditionally, loving others with His grace and without judgment flows out of us. But many Christians have the tendency to turn the grace of God into legalism because they believe grace has to be earned.

 

In his book, The Common Rule, Justin Whitmel Earley writes, “Legalism is the belief that the world hangs on what I do and that God and people love me based on how I perform. This is an important concept because it is the exact opposite of the gospel: God loves us not because of what we do, but rather in spite of what we do—in spite of our good deeds and our bad deeds. Legalism takes the unmerited love of God and bends it into something earned—and just like that, the world is about us and not about him.”

 

Legalism is excessive conformity to the law that restricts free choice. Performing—working and striving so God and others will love and approve of us—bends the grace of God into something that has to be earned. Performing corrupts grace. When we believe that we have to earn God’s favor, we are self-centered, prideful, and concerned about ourselves and not about the love that God wishes to take root and flourish in our heart. When we believe incorrectly that God judges our performance—what we do or do not do—then we also judge the performance of others. Loving unconditionally with His love becomes impossible. Life revolves around us and is not about the love of God that has the power to set us free.

 

God loves us in spite of our bad or good behavior—in spite of how we perform. To be His disciples, we need to understand our blameless standing in His love—the righteousness He has bought for us. It could never be earned. His righteousness was freely given as a gift. We received His grace and love when we believed by faith that Jesus paid the cost for our right standing with God. And we don’t have to keep performing in order to keep His love. Freely we have received, and now we freely give His love away without binding others in the performance trap.

 

When we know who we are in Christ, we believe we are free from performance and striving to win God’s approval. Jesus won that for us. He was the only one who could ever “perform perfectly” to meet the requirements of the law given by God. His grace changed everything and gave us a new commandment.

 

Let’s climb off the performance wheel that will never set us free. It is impossible to receive and give His love away when we believe we have to continually win it. Let’s believe that our price of performance has been paid. Freely we receive so that we can freely give. Let’s freely love and forgive as He has loved us. By this all will know that we are His.

 

 

© 2021 Lynn Lacher

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Believe He Is



 

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

—Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV)

 

Your faith is what pleases God. He rewards those who diligently seek Him with all their heart. And persistent seeking of His truth rewards you. The truth of His Word takes root and comes alive within you. You believe without seeing with your natural eyes because you believe His promises. 

 

The Word is powerful within you when you act upon it and choose to live its truth—even when what you experience is not seen, heard, or felt with your natural senses. When you take what God has given in His Word and make it your own, your attitude about your life changes. You see beyond what you experience.

 

Just wishing that God’s truth is yours does not make it your own. Wavering in believing what God promises fills you with fear and doubt. Fear robs you of a sound mind and makes you question if God loves you enough to meet your need. Your need is already met in His truth. You take possession of His truth and make it your own truth. And then it becomes powerful in your life.

 

When you believe God, you see with faith what has not been seen or experienced. Believing His truth pleases God, and He rewards you according to what you believe. If you believe His Word and envision His promise, you receive its benefit. If you don’t believe, then you don’t live the abundant life Jesus died to give you.

 

To be carnal or naturally minded is death to your faith. To be spiritually minded is life and peace. Draw a line in the sand, and choose to believe. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God—not with your mind but with your heart. Walk by faith and not by what you see. If you doubt, you will never receive what God promises. But when you believe, nothing is impossible with God. Reach out believing—without doubting—and seek Him with all your heart. You believe before you receive.

 

God is love. Do you believe that He loves you and rewards those who seek Him? As you think in your heart, you are. 

 

© 2021 Lynn Lacher

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Faith is Victory


 

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

—1 John 5:4 (NKJV)

 

Whatever is born of God overcomes the world. Your measure of faith is born of God, and it has the power to overcome anything that tries to come against it. Exercising the measure of faith that you have received from God is a deliberate choice you make. You appropriate the Truth of the Word by faith. When you continually do this, the Holy Spirit renews your mind with God’s Truth. When your mind is renewed, your heart is able to believe God’s Word. 

 

Nothing that tries to come against you has the power to defeat you. Believe His Truth. Exercise the faith He has given you. Faith is your victory

 

© 2021 Lynn Lacher

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I will be taking a break for the next two weeks. Let God's faith abound in your heart. 

 

Monday, August 2, 2021

The Seed of His Word




“For with the heart one believes unto righteousness” (Romans 10:10, NKJV). It is your heart that believes by the faith of Jesus. And it is your heart that believes by faith in the incorruptible seed of the Word of God (1 Peter 1:23).

 

“Now the parable is this: The seed is the Word of God” (Luke 8:11, NKJV).

 

The seed in the parable of the sower is the Word of God. Jesus told this parable about a man who sowed seed on the ground. The seed found its way into different kinds of soil. Like the seed in the parable, the seed of God’s Word finds its way into different kinds of hearts. Some hearts aren’t ready to hear the Truth of His Word. Other hearts don’t allow that Truth to renew their minds, and that seed doesn’t put down good roots. Still, other hearts may be so weary of the troubles of life that they never grow into maturity. But then there are those whose hearts are hungry and ready to receive the Truth of God which can change their lives forever.

 

The incorruptible seed of God’s Word expresses the nature of God and His purpose for your life. When the seed of God’s Word discovers the soil of your heart, it produces according to its nature. And God’s nature is good. So God’s Word produces good and flourishes in your heart when the soil of your heart has been prepared to receive it. But if the soil of your heart hasn’t been prepared, the seed of God’s Word won’t take root and grow. It will be choked out and die before it even has a chance to make a lasting change in your life.

 

“He who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty” (Matthew 13:23, NKJV). 

 

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17). When you plant the supernatural seed of God’s Word in a heart that is hungry to believe and the Word is “heard,” it takes root, and faith springs up. Let the Word of God be continuously sown into your heart. You will overflow with the very goodness of God, and His Spirit within you will produce good fruit and supernatural results.

 

“My son, give attention to my words,” says the Lord. “Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes. Keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh” (Proverbs 4:20-22, NKJV).

 

God’s Word is truth. It is Spirit, and it is life (John 6:63). He sent His Word to prosper in you—to produce life, forgiveness, healing, joy, and peace (3 John 2). Plant the seed of His Word in your heart. When it takes root and grows, you more than just know it. You believe it! His Word is your life, your identity, and your purpose! 

 

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KNOWING JESUS

  Whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing...