If we can't be honest with ourselves and with God, we can't be honest.
We need to be accountable to God and His word, this is where accountability starts, every day. We can't shortcut God or ourselves for when we do we will surely stumble and fall.
We neglect time in the word of God for a lot of reasons, but there are none that are acceptable, we don't skip meals or sleep or skip our television shows, listen we can't miss being in the word of God.
Jesus said that the word sanctify's us in truth, in other words God changes us through His word.
God spoke and walked with Adam and Eve, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac Jacob, and Moses, He spoke to the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Hosea and so on, He walked the earth with John, Matthew, Peter James and many more, and they wrote down the very words He spoke, and we, you and I have these very words, the words of God to read and hold onto every day, our lives should be saturated with the word of God, we should be walking Bibles but we fall short for we take what we have been given so lightly.
If we cannot examine our lives in the mirror of God's word and let Him change us, how do we expect God to change the world we live in?
We want joy, peace, wisdom and grace but we don't want to walk in obedience to God's word, it takes effort and discipline, but above all it takes love.
Love for our Heavenly Father, love for Christ Jesus and love for the Holy Spirit that puts everyone and everything else way down on our list, starting with ourselves.
God's word penetrates our hearts and minds, it cuts away our flesh nature and strengthens our spirit, it renews our minds it is food for our souls, it is a lamp unto our feet and a light for our paths, we must read it, we must live it for without it we are dead, for we will walk in our flesh and be distant from God.
We have been given the gift of God's word, how can we say we worship you God when we will not listen to Him, when we will not pick up His word and get to know Him, no we are lying to ourselves and God when we walk in disobedience, Jesus said if you love me you will obey me!
I urge you my brother's and sisters above everything else today, stop what your doing bathe yourself in the word of God, let's be a sweet aroma to our Heavenly Father and know Him and His ways, lets show the world how a child of God lives, not by bread alone but by every word that comes from God.
God's word says this:
“I have revealed your name to the people you gave me from the world. They were yours, you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. “Now they know that everything you have given me is from you,”because I have given them the words you gave me. They have received them and have known for certain that I came from you. They have believed that you sent me. “I pray for them. I am not praying for the world but for those you have given me, because they are yours. Everything I have is yours, and everything you have is mine, and I am glorified in them. I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by your name that you have given me, so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I was protecting them by your name that you have given me. I guarded them and not one of them is lost, except the son of destruction, so that the Scripture may be fulfilled. Now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy completed in them. I have given them your word. The world hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I am not praying that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. I sanctify myself for them, so that they also may be sanctified by the truth. “I pray not only for these, but also for those who believe in me through their word. May they all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us, so that the world may believe you sent me. I have given them the glory you have given me, so that they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me, so that they may be made completely one, that the world may know you have sent me and have loved them as you have loved me.”
John 17:6-23 CSB
“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. Then the tempter approached him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” He answered, “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. ””
Matthew 4:1-4 CSB
“Therefore, as God’s chosen ones, holy and dearly loved, put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a grievance against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you are also to forgive. Above all, put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. And let the peace of Christ, to which you were also called in one body, rule your hearts. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell richly among you, in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Colossians 3:12-17 CSB
“The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”1 Peter 4:7-11 ESV
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