To day I want to share from Kenneth E. Hagin's Faith Food devotional.
"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, thoroughly furnished unto all good works" (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
Did you notice that meditating in the Word, practicing the Word, and giving the Word first place - the first three steps in training the human spirit - come before obeying your spirit? If your spirit has had the privilege of meditating in the Word, of practicing the Word, of putting the Word first, then your spirit is an authoritative guide.
In the process of time, if you will follow the four steps we have just studied, you can know the will of God even in all the minor details of your life! But for this to happen, God's Word, not human reasoning, must dominate your thinking. The Word has been given to us by the Holy Spirit. If the Word is dominating us, then the Holy Spirit is dominating our thinking!
The written Word was given to us to develop, shape, form, and fit our spirit nature and nothing but the Word will accomplish this. Reading about the Word won't do it. That's the reason why God wants us to meditate in His Word.
Confession: God's Word is good. I meditate in God's Word. I observe to do what His Word teaches. My way shall be prosperous. I shall have good success in life!
We encourage you to be instantly obedient to the Spirit of God as He leads, guides and directs you in all the affairs of life. We CANNOT obey the Spirit of God if we are not familiar with His voice! In order to really know that voice, we must be in daily intimate fellowship with Him through prayer, praise and worship, and study and meditation of the Word. It is in His Word that we learn of Who HE is, and then who WE are, IN HIM! Amen! Make Joshua 1:8 AMP your "go to" Scripture for what to do in order to be successful in any, and every, area of your life!
8 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 and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success. AMP
Everything that you hear, whether from other believers or in your own prayer time, MUST be made to pass the WORD test! Does it line up with the Word of God or not! If not, then just cast the care of it over on HIM and let HIM take deal with it! AMEN! If it DOES line up with God's Word, then don't allow yourself to hesitate for even one moment before making it your determined purpose to DO it! Trust HIM to work out the perfect timing and then fully expect to see the manifested results of your obedience! HALLELUJAH! THIS is the LIFE we were meant to live! Here is Hillsong with "Like Incense":
Shalom in Him!