GROW IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD!

There is always more to learn about God. The more time you take drawing closer to HIM, the more you will find out how much you do not know. God desires that you grow in knowledge; this means that you do not allow your relationship with HIM to grow stale but that you constantly make HIM a priority in your life.

“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.”~~ 2 Peter 3:18

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It does not matter who you are or how long you have known Christ as your personal Savior, there is always something more you can learn about your relationship with God. You may feel that you know a lot about God, but the more you mature in your relationship with God, the more you will realize just how little you actually know.

It does not matter whether you have just sinned and fallen short of the glory of God or whether you have just seen the power of God demonstrated to the world through your life, there is something more that you can learn about the ways of God. You must learn to grow in your relationship with God. You must learn to put God first in your life. As you draw closer to God, God will reveal HIMSELF to you and will enable you to do even greater things for HIM.

Where are you at right now in your relationship with God? Are you on a mountain-top or are you in the valley of the shadow of death. It does not matter where you are in your relationship with God; there is always something more that you can learn about God. You must be diligent to draw closer to God. You must put God first in your life so that HE might be glorified through your actions. You will not grow in knowledge of God by avoiding God; you will only grow in knowledge as you put HIM first in your life and you allow HIM to direct your path.

Have a wonderful day in the presence of the Lord.

Scripture/Devotional

Deuteronomy 28:13 And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath…

When God makes you the head, you will end up on top of your circumstances. Consider the story of Joseph. (Genesis 39) Even when he was a slave, he was the head and not the tail because God prospered everything that he did. You maybe saying like I did, “When I look at my life, there are times when I am up and there are times when I am down. Yet, the Bible says that I will be above only. I don’t understand this.”

What you are going through is only temporal. Keep believing that you are above only and not beneath, even when you have hit rock bottom. It is God who always causes you to triumph in Christ. (2 Corinthians 2:14) You cannot cause yourself to triumph. Only God can and He has promised in His Word that you will be the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath. So believe His Word in spite of your circumstances and expect to see victory!

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Meditate on His Word!

Anything you want to become good at takes practice. If you want to be good at meditating on His Word, you have to practice it. Just like a great coach takes the time to build up his team and get them thinking in the right direction before the big game, you have to take time every morning to “coach” your thought life, too. You can’t just wait to see how the day will unfold; you have to set yourself up for victory.

Winning isn’t just about ability; it’s about attitude, mindset and internal dialogue. Believe that you are created to win because what you believe about yourself affects your future more than anything else. You have to see yourself as a winner before anyone else will. Fill your thoughts with the truth of God’s word which says, “You are more than a conqueror. You are equipped. You are well able to overcome any obstacle you may face.”

Maybe it’s been challenging to see yourself as a winner up until this point. Perhaps some unfair things happened in your past. Maybe you were wrongfully accused, lost your job, or perhaps someone walked out on you. If you hold on to the past and keep those negative memories in your heart, they will weigh you down and prevent you from becoming all that God intends for you to be. Don’t let the words or actions of others stop you from living with purpose and enthusiasm! Nothing from the past can change your value in the eyes of God. Today is a new day, and now is the time to get a fresh, new outlook on life. It’s time to clean out those negative memories and forgive those who have wronged you.

Today, take some time to examine your thought life. Are there any negative mindsets that you need to change? Do you see yourself the way God sees you—as valuable and important? Look past whatever you may be feeling about yourself and focus on what God says about you. Remember, you are not here by accident. You are created in the image of Almighty God, and your life is full of purpose. You are God’s special treasure. No one can keep you from your destiny, and nothing can disqualify you from your purpose!

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. ~~Psalm 19:14

 

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