Sunday, May 11, 2014

A lifestyle of Worship!...

Like every other time ,this time too God gave me the grace to hear His words. Yes I went to the Prayer group which has been scheduled on every Friday's.There are times when we hear HIS words we would feel guilty, convicted and rejuvenated to get on track to run the race once again.But after few days or sometimes even after few hours we tend to forget the decisions which we made.

Yet our Jesus was patient enough to take that extra step to speak to us continuously and train us not only to complete the race but to come out as a winner. But have we really made efforts to put it in practice?

It was a simple but yet pro-founding message and exercise given by our coach which made me to realize the significance of the truth which is God's word.

These are the simple questions which I need to answer in the paper,

On an average,

1. How many hours do you spend in-front of TV every week?.
2. How many hours do you spend on Facebook, YouTube, Mobile every week?

3. How many hours do you spend in church every week?
4. How many hours do you spend reading the Bible every week?

Identify the gap between (1+2) and (3+4) and see what is feeding your life more?. Don't you think those are the toughest questions to be answered? I found it real hard to answer the same and envision how bad I' m performing to finish my race as a winner.

Yes there is so much of gap between the questions mentioned above and realized which is feeding my life more. So what  could be the major hitting factor in our Prayer life? It could be a lack of prayer time or mainly it could be lack of reading GOD's word.Why we are not able to read God's word for long hours as desired and planned every-time than the time we spent on other activities.

These are the few things which really touched me when the brother was preaching.

Here is the verse quoted,
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17 NIV)

As the verse says, all scripture is God breathed, so if I start reading the scripture regularly it will surely equip me for every good work which will help me to come out as a winner. But would satan be really happy about it? Certainly not as we may know how he dealt with Eve,

"Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” Genesis 3:1". Serpent questions Eve that ,does God really said that and deceived her with the very same word God spoke which is the truth.

So we know what happened after Eve and Adam ate the fruit?
Hope now you would have got the pulse of it,
" You shall know the truth and the truth shall let you free" John 8:32

"It is HIS job to speak to you and it is your job to obey HIS words." Since this message really touched me I thought I would share my learning and experience which will definitely help you to win your race.

Here is what given in the exercise to re-establish the place of scripture.

1. Study it daily
2. Discuss it - Proverbs 27:17 - " As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another"
3. Apply it.

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. (James 1:22-25 NIV)

So I have decided to Re- establish the place of scripture. How about you.?Is it not so important for us to obey his word? Obeying HIM is the actual worship we do and that's what God's expectation too is often we hear from our Pastors speech..!God Bless!

In Christ alone
Justina Stephen

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