I have often asked this question in times past but increasingly in recent times. The question?
HOW DO YOU/THEY DO IT?
Do what abi?
Maybe the lyrics of this famous hymn would help…
‘When we walk with the Lord, in the light of His word
What a glory He sheds on our way…’
And then another top fave of mine…
‘Tz so sweet to trust in Jesus
Just to take Him at His word
Just to lean upon his Promise, Just to say THUS SAITH THE LORD’
Now I am sure you get my point. And question. How do people do it without God biko nu? How oh how!!! I mean, life is too big and complicated!!! How do you navigate it without a Word from Him? How do you start major projects or approach major stumbling blocks without a ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD”?
Oh my!!! I have grace for a whole lot of things, but the grace to understand how these people do it I DO NOT HAVE!!! I am even sure I do NOT care to have *insert 3 BB uninterested smileys here*
I mean I am really in shock here ooo. You mean you can just wake up and start moving up and down, or start a project, or date (or marry)a person, or invest a huge amount of money in a business without a THUS SAITH THE LORD!!! People of the earth, pray tell, HOW DO YOU DO IT!!!??? And you don’t feel incomplete at best, and STUPID at worst? You actually feel cool???!!!
You know what? I am a rather optimistic person. If anyone would look and see the sunny side up all the time, it has to be E’ !!! It can get annoying when I start my optimism (read Faith) around you and we are not on the same wavelength. But Sugar lumps, I can tell you for free that in this world eh, you would face challenges. Ah!!! Life would throw things at you that sometimes would make you question your Christian faith LOL. But the saving and sustaining grace is the fact that you can go back to God and say ‘but God, I have a THUS SAITH THE LORD’ and look the situation in the face and then WIN!!!
Situations answer to the Word. And you answer situations too with the word (See the temptation of Christ). Not tears, not whims, THE WORD!!! And not just a ‘quotable quote’ Word ooo, a word that you caught and have accessed the knowledge behind it and therefore can run with it. That my dear is how we live and how we do it, and finally how we WIN ALL THE TIME!!!
Before you take up ANYTHING, and I do mean ANY, please seek His face and get a word. You can get a word for every situation, EVERY!!!
That is what the bible means when in Psalms 3 it reads ‘…in ALL your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path’. Operative words, ACKNOWLEDGE and DIRECT!!!
Don’t consider that relationship if you have not gotten a THUS SAITH THE LORD.
Don’t go into that business deal if He hasn’t shed His glory on your way. Don’t make MAJOR life’s decisions if you have NOT acknowledged Him.
So now you ask ‘Eziaha how do I get this Word for my situations?’
Numero Uno, you do realize that you have to be born again yeah? So accept Him first. Then spend time studying the Word and in prayer. Personally, how I access the Word. A few times, a word or a verse of scripture drops in my spirit man even when I am doing the most mundane things and I write it down or check it up in the scriptures’ and WHAM I am good to goooooo.
More often than not however, I am reading my bible and a verse of scripture is just HIGHLIGHTED somehow with my spiritual eyes and I know God is saying something there. Sometimes too, I am listening to a message and then something the preacher says JUMPS out at me and I just ‘know’ that this is my word for so and so situation.
I hope this doesn’t sound complicated o? That is why I started with you being inducted into the family first. The same way you hear and recognise your mom or dad’s voice is the same way, with constant communication, you can get to recognize HIS VOICE and know how He speaks to you. Get very familiar with (and obey) the ‘many words’ He has given already in his manual for us, THE BIBLE!!! Spend time too fellowshipping with Him in prayers.
Trust me, when you have a Word from heaven, you can ‘misbehave’ on earth.
Darlings, life is too fragile to be handled in any other way.
You do know the devil is alive and well on planet earth yeah?
Please don’t dare the devil if you don’t have a word.
There is POWER IN THE WORD!!!