On this edition of BotROCK | Building on the ROCK with Pastor Murphy:
Featured Artist: Hillsong United
Song Title: Say the Word
Scripture: Proverbs 4:20-22
Few weeks ago I was reading Genesis 1 and chapter 2 and it dawned on me again that the most potent raw material for creating anything significant is the Word of God. The Word of God not only created our tangible universe but it sustains it till date. Hebrews 1 says that God uphold all things by the Word of His power or by His powerful Word as some translations put it. In other words God’s word does not just have creative ability, it has sustaining ability also. That’s how potent the Word of God is. No wonder Jesus said man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
However, when you look in our society today and even globally, we see that the focus of most people is the pursuit of bread and not the Word. Most of us do not disregard the Word, but we place it on a tertiary position after what we consider the main things which basically bothers around making bread. Like the proverbial saying goes, that is putting the cart before the horse. Big mistake!
In this year 2016 what you focus on will determine to a large extent what you will achieve. So today I ask you, what is your focus? Is it on succeeding or on the Word that produces good success always?
The reason is this, the social and economic situation of the country seems to spell doom for most people but the Word says arise and shine for your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. Whichever you choose to focus on will determine what you will experience this year. In the Word of God are hidden great treasures for life and Godliness, but only people that make it their primary focus in life can mine the treasures within the Word.
Today on BotROCk with Pastor Murphy, I will show you how to focus on God’s word in other to achieve good success this year in the midst of the gloom and darkness.
Before I go on let me invite you to a workshop that will give you an edge for success in your business and career this 2016. It’s TCCConnect Productivity Workshop. In this workshop you will get practical experience-based knowledge for you to boast your productivity in your work and business. The workshop is on the 6th of February at TCC Tent Akachukwu springs, by Trans Ekulu flyover, Enugu-Onitsha Expressway. Time is 8:30am. There will be tea and coffee for early birds. Come expectant.
Give the Word of God first place in your life.
In simple terms this means that whenever you are in a cross road, the first thought that comes to your mind is what does the word say about this issue. This way your every decision this year will be guided by what God has said in the Word and that is a recipe for guaranteed success.
I remember years back I faced a situation where someone wanted to dope me. Initially I wanted to call the police but that thought came me, what does the Word say about this. So I went to search the Word, as I was reading I stumbled on the story of Jeptha. After reading it, I knew what to do to win in that situation, I did that and the situation turned around to my favour. It played out exactly how the word described it to me.
The Word is living and powerful indeed, it has captured every experience you will have in life and will guide you on the right path if you give it first place, not second or third but first place in your life.
Secondly, meditate on the word daily.
The popular Joshua 1:8 says this Book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth but you shall meditate on it day and night that you may observe to do all the Lord has commanded you. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Your pathway to prosperity and success is meditating on the Word of God consistently. It is in meditating on the Word of God that you will observe or know the practical steps you need to take in other to achieve success in any endeavour you are engaged in.
Meditation is simply going over the things God has told you from the Word in your mind over and over again and relating it to the present circumstance you are facing. It also involves speaking the word of God under your breathe thinking over what you are saying. In the process of meditation, the Holy Spirit can speak directly and practically to you through the word, showing you what to do. That is the power of meditating on the Word of God.
It takes some effort to meditate on the Word of God, so if your focus is not on the Word you will scarcely do it.
The third thing you do to keep your focus on the Word is to align you words with the Word of God.
Make it your habit to consistently say what you have seen in the Word of God to yourself, to the air and to the right people.
Speaking the Word will do 2 things for you. First it will build the consciousness of what God has said in you. The more conscious you are of the Word of God, the lesser the effect of contrary situation will be in you because your faith has been developed. Secondly when you speak the word of God, you are releasing the power for the fulfillment of that Word in your life. In other words you are releasing the raw materials required for you to experience what God has said to you through His Word. This is what Jesus thought is Mark 11:23.
So keep speaking the Word despite what the circumstance and situations are telling you because the Word of God will always, I repeat always prevail.
The final way to focus on the Word that I will be discussing today is to obey and practice the Word of God.
This is very important because it is the key to manifestation. James 1:25 says that whoever, that includes you, looks intently into the word of God and continues in it, not forgetting what they have heard but doing it, will be blessed or prosper in what they do. The first 3 ways of focusing on the Word of God constitutes looking intently into the Word of God. However if you don’t complete it by doing what you have heard, the blessing and prosperity from the word of God will not manifest in your life.
Abraham became the father of many nations because he heard what God told him and obeyed it even though he did not fully understand it. Sometimes what the word tells you to do might not sound logical to your mind. For instance the word says love your enemies and pray for they that despitefully use you. That does not sound logical but if you ignore logic and obey the Word of God you will always come out victorious in the long run.
So if you want to achieve good success this year make the Word of God your central focus and you will be glad you did.
BEFORE WE END OUR PROGRAM TODAY, I want to give you an opportunity to make Jesus Lord of your life. He wants to make Himself real to you if you will let Him. Say this simple prayer with me:
Jesus I know you are the son of God and you died for my sins. Today I give you my life, take me and change me. Be the Lord of my life. Thank you Lord, for I am now yours!
If you sincerely made that prayer from your heart, you are now a child of God and have started the journey of a fruitful life. Join a Bible believing Church that will help you grow in God. If you reside in Enugu city feel free to visit us at The Cornerstone Church, Trans-Ekulu, we will be glad to have you.
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