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THE INVALUABLE GIFT

We have been given an invaluable gift as a means of communication with God. This gift is the precious Word of God. However, our responsibility is to cultivate the soil of our hearts and make it receptive to God. So today, I pray that your personal relationship with God will flourish as you engage Him through His Word.


Reference: Deuteronomy 8:3 New International Version (NIV) 'Man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.'



The above Scripture tell us that, 'Man is not designed to live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.' What does this imply? It means that physical nourishment is not all that you require to survive in life; every man has need for spiritual nourishment because man is a spirit being. The Word of God is spiritual food and when planted in a good soil, it will always produces results and abundant life (see Matthew 13:20-22). What we have as the Scriptures is a feast that satisfies the deepest needs of our hearts, which no physical food or drink could ever satiate.


When you open your Bible, you are gaining access to the Wisdom of God. The Scripture is God's voice made available for you at every moment and in every situation. You can sense that God desires to speak to you because you have direct access to His voice through the Bible. God desires to reveal His will to you because He has given you His Spirit to guide you into all the truth. And the Spirit does not speak on his own authority, but whatever He hears from the Father, He declares to us (John 16:13).


When you read the Scripture with the help of your teacher, the Holy Spirit, it ceases to become just a book written thousands of years ago but a source of divine wisdom and revelation. Therefore, read the Bible prayerfully, pay attention to every Word, phrase, or idea that stand out to you. Allow God to speak to your spirit and apply the Scriptures directly to your life through the influence of God's Spirit. And as you read it with continual affirmation in your heart and your mouth, you're changed and transformed. When you form the habit of confessing and practising the Word always, you'll be blessed in everything you do (see James 1:22-25).


God's Word is only as impactful as you are willing to meditate on it and apply it to your life. The power of the Scriptures will come alive and remain evident as you submit yourself to it. Today as you read God's Word, ask the Holy Spirit to highlight the phrases and ideas, submit yourself and make declarations in line with what it talks about, and be willing to respond and affirm the Word. God is ever ready to speak to you through the Scriptures. When you hear Him, be prepared to sow the seed of His voice in any area of your life that requires change because whenever and wherever His voice is welcome, it produces results. Therefore, open your heart to the Word, and allow it to produce results, so you can enjoy the fruit of righteousness, joy, peace, and blessing in your life.


Here are some tips to help you in your study, as you meditate on the Word: Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you about and guide you on every truth of the Word. When you meditate on the verses and words, they will influence your thoughts, emotions, and perspectives. Then the presence of the Spirit in the lines will begin to work in any area of your focus that is yet to align with His Word. In other words, declare it to yourself so it can impact your life. And always choose to be a doer of the Word you hear, for glorious encounters.


Scripture Reading - Matthew 4:4; Luke 4:4; 1 Timothy 4:15; James 1:23-25.


Guided Prayer: Precious heavenly Father, I'm grateful for your invaluable gift - the Word, which is working mightily in me and transforming my life from glory to glory. By giving apt attention to it on a daily basis, the power of transformation is demonstrated in my world, thereby empowering me to manifest the excellence of the Spirit. I'm fruitful and productive because the Word is effective in my life; thus I'm full of grace and the wisdom of God, in Jesus' Name, Amen!



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