Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lifewords strength to strength series 4 of 30...3.5.12

lifewords  strength to strength series 5/30 
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 

Know that the Lord will strengthen you with His strength today! Just as Psalm 138:3 reminds us that He will strengthen us as we call upon Him in prayer, Matthew 4:4 reminds us that in His Word we are sustained. Here our Jesus proclaims that "It is written, 'Man shall not live on bread alone but on every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'" (From Deut. 8:3) Oh how we need a regular diet of  the living Word every day! Your time in God's Word and your intentional meditation on it throughout the day will pay great dividends in strengthening you every moment of your life. 
I love thinking about Abraham in Romans 4:20. I knew there was a reason he is called the Father of Faith!  "By looking unto the promise of God (the Word of God) he wavered not..but was strengthened in faith...."! How do we stay steady, stay on course, not wavering in doubt or fear?  We fix our eyes on God's Word as our daily bread.  We stay desperate for our time reading, studying, meditating on the BIBLE.  As He looked to God's promises, he not only became strong, but he became fully persuaded that God had the power to do what he had promised! Your strength is proportional to the time you renew your mind to the Word of God.  Know that as you delight in His Word and meditate on it day and night, day and night, you will be like the person in Psalm One who is like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding fruit, no withering leaves, prospering in all...............................Strong in the Lord!


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