One of my most favorite part of everyday is waking up to read the Word of God.
Right now I'm going through the New Testament in 90 days. I thoroughly enjoy digging deeper into the Word and challenging myself to learn more, read more, and get more out of the Word daily. I'm often finding new Bible reading plans to commit to such as reading through the whole Bible faster, or the New Testament, or the gospels, or the prophets, anything for a new challenge to get more Word in me quicker. I enjoy taking words and looking them up in the Hebrew and Greek to find out some more revelation on what exactly God was saying in each verse. Anyway you get the point, I am a student of the Word and I love my studies.
One of the greatest things about the Word of God is that it is alive. It is a living Word. Though it was written many years ago it has the power to impact and change lives today. It is amazing how the Word will speak truth to your current situation in life.
As you know I have been studying faith. I've continued to press in on my faith workbook, looking through every scripture I can possibly find on faith, and continually asking God to teach me more about the subject of faith. As I stated in a previous blog Hebrews 11:6 has impressed me to the core of my being. It says that without faith it is impossible to please Him and the cry of my heart is to be pleasing to my Father.
Today in my personal reading time I read a scripture that has caught my attention before. It's a scripture that my Pastor has often mentioned or talked about and it is a scripture that today the Holy Spirit used to convict me.
Romans 14;23- But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.
WHATEVER DOES NOT PROCEED FROM FAITH IS SIN.
When I read scriptures like this and it convicts me to the core of my being, it is then that I have to remind myself of what I wrote in the first 3 paragraphs. I love the Word. I love the Word. I love the Word. The Word is good. The Word is Good. The Word is alive, I need this Word. This is for me RIGHT NOW.
Have you ever read something in the Word and the Holy Spirit began to move on the inside of you saying YOU NEED THIS, YOU NEED TO GET THIS, YOU NEED TO FIX THIS!! and your first reaction is just keep reading, just keep reading LOL. (Am I the only one who does this?)
I know that I am studying faith and I know that I promised that I was going to intensely study faith for the next 9 months, but here is a new level. This is a standard that seems WAY HIGH. Anything that does not come from faith is sin. That means every action I take, every word that pops it's way out of my mouth, if it's not said in faith.... I'm sinning.
As I previously stated, this is not the first time I've heard this, but the Holy Spirit spoke to me today, Jessika if you're going to study faith, you're going to study all of it.
If I'm claiming that I want to be a woman of faith, faith that pleases my Daddy God, then I'm going to have to learn to do all things in faith.... if not, it's sin.
Every word that comes out of my mouth must be spoken with the assurance that God is who He says He is, He'll do what He says He'll do, and I can do what He says I can do. Every action must line up with the Word believing that He is.
I am a work in progress, but PRAISE GOD, He who began a good work in me WILL see it through to completion and THANK GOD, that the Word is alive and speaks to me where I am.
Be Blessed, Be challenged,