Topic: Fix Your Gaze On The Word [Sunday, January 8th]
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Through the Scriptures, God reveals Himself, His Kingdom, His will, nature, and character to us. In addition, He lets you know who you are through His Word. You can’t know yourself better than God does. So, whatever He says about you—His description of you in His Word—is the reality.
Our lives are influenced by what we hear every day. The things you hear and give attention to control your happiness, your joy, the decisions you make, and everything about you. That’s why God wants us to rather hear, and give attention to His Word only, because that’s the only information guaranteed to make your life better; change you from glory to glory! The Bible says, “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18). Hallelujah!
It’s the reason studying and meditating on God’s Word is of great value. The Word is like an album; you just keep seeing pictures of you, and it gets better all the time. But if you take your focus off the Word, you start looking like everything else that you see around you.
Never take your focus away from the Word of God, because your glory is in the Word. Refuse to give attention or consideration to the negative circumstances which you can see with your natural eyes, for they’re subject to change. Rather, fix your gaze on the eternal realities in God’s Word.
Dear Father, thank you for the entrance of your Word that brings light to my spirit. Your Word is truth, and therein, I see the true pictures of who I am: prosperous, victorious, courageous, and wise. Your Word is in my heart and in my mouth today; and as I behold the glory of God in the mirror of God, I’m metamorphosed, from glory to glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: || Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. ||
|| Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. ||
|| James 1:22-23 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: ||
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 6:19-7:6,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 4:12-25,
EXTRACT FROM: Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional