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February 15, 2017 Rhapsody: Nurture Your Spirit With The Word [Wednesday, February 15th]

Rhapsody: Nurture Your Spirit With The Word [Wednesday, February 15th]

And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works (2 Timothy 3:15-17).*_

Every Christian needs to learn and understand the Word of God; without studying the Word, you’ll never know it. 1 Peter 2:2 says, “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” You have to hear the Word; you have to be taught, and then search the Scriptures for yourself.

There’re people who know so much about everything else, but know nothing about the Word of God; and that’s terrible. The most important thing about you is your spirit; that’s the real you. When everything in this world is over, your spirit will live on, which means your spirit is eternal. It’s therefore important that the spirit is trained and nurtured by the Word. Your spirit was recreated by the Word, and can only be sustained by the Word.

The human spirit must be educated to know and relate with spiritual verities. It’s one of the reasons the teaching of the Word of God in the Church is so important; it’s for the development of your spirit. If you follow the teaching of the Word of God, and also have times of personal meditation, your mind will surely be enlightened, your spirit will be lifted, and you’ll be strengthened in the things of God. More so, it’ll make your spirit an accurate guide, because he’s able to receive light from God; ideas and thoughts that’ll make you creative and excellent in all you do.

Understand that the highest potential of the human nature isn’t in the mind but in the spirit. So, keep educating your spirit with the Word. Discipline yourself to have, and follow, a very healthy and robust Word-study programme, with definite times of meditation.

PRAYER

Dear Father, thank you for the opportunity and joy of being inspired, taught, educated, trained, and nurtured in and by the Word. I’m built up, strengthened, and energised by your Word today, as always, for the ever-winning, victorious, and triumphant life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Study: || Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. ||

|| 1 Timothy 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. ||

|| Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. ||

Daily Scripture Reading

1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Mark 1:21-45,
Leviticus 8

2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 14:22-33,
Genesis 46

Rhapsody: Set Things In Order [Tuesday, February 14th]

To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour. For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee (Titus 1:4-5).*_

In our opening scripture, the Apostle Paul, writing to Titus instructed him to set things in order, in Crete. God is a God of order, and when you look through the Scriptures, you’d discover how important order is to the Lord; He doesn’t tolerate disorder. There’s abundance of information given to us in the Bible, on God’s response to disorder.

If as a Christian, you wish to see the grace of God produce results for you, then order must be a vital factor in your life. There has to be order in your heart. Firstly, bring order into your life as an individual; order in the things you do. Sometimes, we tell people, “Put God first in your endeavours,” and some don’t understand what that means. Putting God first means putting His Word first; what does God think? What does He want? You put Him first; that’s order.

Also, giving priority to prayer and study of the Word of God in your life, is order. There’re many people who have expectations for a new year when it begins. As it is now, the year is still young, and many are excited about the year, and we all should be. But, if at the end of the year, you’re going to have testimonies, and experience the blessings of the Spirit as He has said, you’ve got to put things in order.

Your giving to the Lord is important. Your financial partnership in the Gospel is very vital; what place is that going to take in your life this year? What about church meetings? Can you bring that into order? Set things in order in your life, and you’d be setting yourself up for the manifestation of God’s grace in a tremendous way. Glory to God!

PRAYER

Dear Father, I thank you for the enlightenment and inspiration from your Word to me today. Your grace is working in me mightily, producing great success and victory in my life, because there’s order in my heart! The Lord has set me on course to do all things right, decently, and in order. I exude the excellence of the Spirit in everything, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Study: || 1 Corinthians 11:34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come. ||

|| 1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order. ||

Daily Scripture Reading

1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Mark 1:1-20,
Leviticus 6-7

2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 14:11-21,
Genesis 45

EXTRACT FROM: Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional