Today we take on line two of the Disciple vision statement: I AM READING THE WORD!
Take a moment to read and meditate James 3:2-12. It says that just like the tiny rudder turns the ship, the tongue turns the man. In other words, change starts with what you say, and then becomes what you do. First you decide to be a man of God, then you decide to read the Word so you can grow.
Saying " I AM READING THE WORD! " may feel weird at first. You may feel fake if you aren't. And that's the point, start reading! You can't get where God wants you to be without the roadmap He left you. Psalm 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. If you're not reading, you're gonna struggle with stuff and lose a lot more often! In Luke 4 when the devil attacked Jesus, Jesus used the word of God as a weapon. He kept saying "as it is written". When the devil comes after you, have the Word hidden in your heart you can stick it to the enemy!
Too much men of God have relied on what they heard in church, words twisted by men, doctrines of Devils that sound religious, but are really lies. "God helps those that help themselves" sounds really truthy, but it ain't in the Bible! Stop relying on men to tell you what the Word says, and read it freshly for yourself! The Holy Spirit speaks and communes with us as we read, readjusting our though process and washing us clean. Eph 5:26 says He washes us with the water of the Word.
So say it. I AM READING THE WORD! Let it roll off your tongue. Savor it like a tasty piece of meat. I AM READING THE WORD. I'm not kid, reading trash oops and watching TV like a slob! I'm not pushed around by sin, flesh and the devil, I AM READING THE WORD!
I am a man of God!
I am reading the Word!
I am fasting and praying!
I am a sower!
I am worshiping the Father!
I am a warrior of God!
I am Blessed!
GOD IS GREAT!
James Disciple Johnson
Natl President and Founder
Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club
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