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Come closer to God

Discussion in 'Daily Devotionals' started by altya, Jul 2, 2002.

  1. altya

    altya Servant of God

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    Most important, is to spend more time with the Lord. "Come near to God and he will come near to you"(James 4:8a).

    I want to encourage you to draw closer to God. "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work"
    (II Timothy 3:16-17).

    We are so blessed to have the Word of God to read and study
    daily. A steady intake of the Word is what we need. We need to get
    into the Word in the morning, at lunch and during the evening. There
    are so many opportunities during our day to read and study God's
    Word, the Bible. Now, if we choose not to due to our busy schedules,
    our relationship with the Lord, our devotional life will suffer. Oh,
    we won't lose our salvation, but we will not be walking in step with
    the Spirit as we could be. The Word of God helps us walk in step with
    the Spirit. Being in the Word of God daily is essential to good
    Spiritual health.

    Right now, breathe in. Take a deep breath and breathe out. We breathe in and breathe out and usually never notice it, unless someone points it out. This is how it should be with the Word of God. When we read the Word of God, we are breathing it in to our soul. Then, we are more able to breathe it out. We can easily impact others when the Word of God has impacted us. So many try to make an impact for Christ, yet they haven't allowed the Word of God to impact them!


    The whole idea about scripture is not to know them but to walk them. No one is going to get a reward for knowing the bible. Satan also knows the word. We are going to benefit to “walk” the scriptures, if we do, the reward is to grow spiritually, but you can’t walk the word of God unless you study it. Remember: The more time we spend in the Word, the greater impact the Word will have on us, and the greater impact we'll have on others.
     
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  2. Gerry

    Gerry Jesus Paid It All

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    This is a very interesting post, with which I am in total agreement. I had to smile as I read, because I thought of a friend of long ago, who did not agree with this. Instead said there is no reward for knowing the Word.

    Thanks for posting this. Means a lot to me personally.
     
  3. altya

    altya Servant of God

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    I still say that there is no reward for people knows the word and don’t live it. I have personal experience of seeing it.

    But you also have to know the word to can live it.
     
  4. Gerry

    Gerry Jesus Paid It All

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    You mean knowing the Word is it's OWN reward? Yes! That is close enough for me. IOn fact I may have said the same thing once.

    That pretty much says it all for me!
     
  5. altya

    altya Servant of God

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    I am glad you understand now what I mean.
     
  6. Gerry

    Gerry Jesus Paid It All

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    Ya! Wanna hear a funny! Are you sitting and holding your ribs? Long time ago a friend started a club just for the two of us to minister in. We had the same argument about the Word. I used almost the exact words you used here. Anyway, I guess great minds, like ours, think alike!
    I love it.
     
  7. Skyfire

    Skyfire Learning to lean on God

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    I definately agree. The last time I was all on fire for God, I skipped reading ONE night, and I backslid as fast as it is possible to backslide. I'm still not fully recovered from that one. :(
     
  8. altya

    altya Servant of God

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    We all agree that reading and study the word of God is important. I am just adding that we need to take the reading and study one step further and its to do what you read.
     
  9. Gerry

    Gerry Jesus Paid It All

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    Yes it is important for ALL, especially teachers to be a DOER of the Word and not just a hearer only. Like the thread in Fellowship Court now, pertaining to The Golden Rule, which is actually a Commandment, from which NO ONE is exempt.
     
  10. favored_one

    favored_one Regular Member

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    This is a marvelous post. I am in total agreement! We must not allow anything to come before our relationship and communion with God. We must study His word and allow him to speak to us.

    When I first attempted to study the word daily, it was difficult and I knew the enemy was trying to stop me. :rolleyes: I found it very difficult to get to a quiet place. Three years later, I have made it a habit to read scripture and study before I go to sleep. Now, if I miss a night, I feel strange. It has become my favorite passtime. ;) I love Jesus and seek to know Him everyday! :bow:

    God Bless
     
  11. altya

    altya Servant of God

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    I am also in the habit to read scripture daily, if I read something that hit me between the eyes, I memorized it and meditate on that part for a time then I will find myself living that word.
     
  12. Gerry

    Gerry Jesus Paid It All

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    Psalms 119:11: "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." David too memorized scripture to live it so that he would not sin against God.
     
  13. altya

    altya Servant of God

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    Thanks, I love this one and its so true, Gods word light up our way

    Psalms 119:105 _¶NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
     
  14. Gerry

    Gerry Jesus Paid It All

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    Psalm 119:103: " How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!"
     
  15. altya

    altya Servant of God

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    Psalms 119:9 _ Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.


    Psalms 119:16 _I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
     
  16. Gerry

    Gerry Jesus Paid It All

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    Psalms 119:130 "The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple."
     
  17. altya

    altya Servant of God

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    Psalms 119:160 _Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
     
  18. Gerry

    Gerry Jesus Paid It All

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    Psalm 119:140 "Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it."{pure: Heb. tried, or, refined}
     
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