Tuesday, June 28, 2016

These Simple Things...

Hello Brothers and Sisters

Luke 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Oh how those words are all we need to hear and follow. The Lord gives us all we need in this one scripture but what does it mean to hear the word of God? Is it hearing the words of the bible, is it hearing the Lord speaking to you spiritually? And how do you hear the word of God, how do YOU hear the Lord in your life? I believe the answer to these questions lay in two simple, but all encompassing things, wisdom and understanding…

Proverbs 3:19 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

Wow...what a powerful, powerful beginning this wisdom and understanding has, that the Lord founded this very earth in wisdom and He established the heavens in understanding! If these two attributes could be this important to our Father, what place should they have in our lives?
When trying to hear God's word in any capacity, we must start from the beginning as the Lord did, in wisdom and understanding. But what does that mean?? What is wisdom from God's perspective and how does that translate to understanding, especially within our little abilities?

Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
Proverbs 11:23 The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

Righteousness. Oh to follow the Lord with all you are and stay in His ways! Yes! This is to be wise according to our Father. To lay down your own will for His that is greater.
The Lord created us, in His perfect ways, to give us a life everlasting. We must trust and be wise to HIS infinite wisdom. We attain this wisdom through reading of His Holy word. And by having faith…

Psalm 101:6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.
Exodus 31:3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship.

Faith brings understanding of and in the Lord. To be faithful to His will, to depend on His desires for us alone and to put into action the spirit of the Lord given to us in His word, the bible.

So if we read His word and keep it, follow it and let it be our guide, the Lord bestows His wisdom upon us, through us. And if we truly believe, through faith, in His plan, we receive His understanding!

Hearing the word of God, keeping it, honoring it is not only receiving our Lord through reading His word but by truly applying it in our lives as our number one. Through reading and sharing in His plan we grow spiritually, becoming one with Him. Through walking in that growth, with faith and hope in Him as our light, we gain understanding and a thankful heart for His amazing, amazing plan!

So, be righteous in the Lord, may your wisdom and understanding in Him never cease to grow and listen to His word and keep it always!

Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
Your sister in Christ,