I invite you to chew on these three biblical truths today. I also ask that you apply these passages of encouragement to your NOW situation. Something supernatural happens when we apply scripture to our lives; we move from simply having head knowledge towards also having heart knowledge of God’s word.
James 1:22 in the NLT version reads, “But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.
Declaring God’s word helps to align our hearts with God’s will. Remember, when Jesus was in the wilderness being tempted by the devil, He spoke God’s word and put Satan in his place. Speaking God’s word has the power to help us through temptations and trials. The Bible isn’t just a book of nice sayings and inspirational stories. It’s a book that contains life changing power. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 reminds us that, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equippedi for every good work.”
Friends, God has filled us with His Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17) who speaks to us, leading and guiding us into all truth (John 16:13). For this reason, Paul instructs believers to “walk by the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16), for He is a very present Help in our time of need (Psalm 46:1)! The Holy Spirit will ALWAYS faithfully guide us into the will of God, always causing us to do what is right (Ezekiel 36:26-28; Philippians 2:13).