Submitted by Sue Barthel
|Scripture:||"I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds." Hebrews 10:16b (NIV)|
These batteries have the power to make my radio work. But they won't make anything work lying here in my hand. God's word is like a battery. Within the Bible’s pages you’ll find the power of God. It contains God's provision for sickness, for sin, for heartache, or anything you might need.
It's not enough to have a battery. I must put the battery in the radio for it to work. If I don't put the battery in the radio, its not the battery's fault that my radio doesn't work, it’s my fault. The same thing applies to spiritual matters. If we don't read and believe God's word, it is not God's fault that we don't have the blessings He promised us.
If I put the battery in the radio, but fail to turn on the switch, will you hear the radio? Nope, you've got to follow the steps. We have to follow the steps God has laid out in His word or we will not receive God’s promises either. Remember, God gave us the plan to receive His promises. That plan is not a secret; it’s simply . . .you’ve got to believe and obey. You can't believe or obey, if you don't read the Bible.
There are different size batteries. Just any size battery won't work in my radio. Likewise, the Bible contains a variety of promises. There are different scriptures for different needs. You won't see results if you open your Bible, place your finger on a promise and claim it for your situation. Instead, you need to find the scripture that fits your problem. Claim that particular verse and believe God for the answer.
But how can you find the right one, if you don’t know the BIBLE? God had the perfect solution. In Hebrews 10:16 " .. saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them."
God wants to write his laws in your heart, a perfect place to keep them for all eternity.
And when His laws are written in your heart they will help and protect you!
The more you fill your heart with God’s word and the more time you spend making friends with Jesus, the better prepared you will be to find the scripture verse you need.
God's word is a flashing caution light; if heeded, it will prevent many heartaches and sorrows. When you choose to obey God's word, to walk your highways with God, He will reward you. That reward is not always immediate, but the reward is certain! The Bible needs to be the first and final authority in our lives, because His word is perfect
Let’s pray: Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for giving us the Bible. Help us to fill our hearts with your word. Helps us to become "BEST FRIENDS" with Jesus. Amen.
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