Psalm 19:7 “The instruction of the Lord is perfect, renewing one’s life, the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy, making the inexperienced wise.” ~CSB
My wife does not read instructions. She will purchase an item, whether it be a waffle maker, rice cooker or water pick, she will figure out how to operate the item on her own. Me on the other hand, even if I bought an old-style tape recorder with the six buttons, I will read the instructions from beginning to end.
One reason I read all of the instructions is because, one, I want to make sure I am operating the item correctly. And two, there may be so many other operations the device can do that I may not know about. In other words, I would like to get the most out of my product. I can’t do that if I don’t know what the item is capable of doing.
The same goes for our lives. We wake up every morning and live out our routines. Get up, go to work, participate in our chosen activities, and spend time with family. But what if we were meant to be so much more than the lives we lead? What if our purpose was hidden inside of us because we were not aware of the power we possess? Knowledge hidden because we didn’t read the instructions on ourselves.
Where are the instructions for us? I have found that my life is different because I read the Word of God every day. I find my instructions for direction as I live my life. I didn’t start off reading the Word of instruction every day, but because I have formed a spiritual habit, my journey has grown. My relationship with the Father has grown and because of that I have found out I can do more than I once thought I could.
Look at the instructions of that tape recorder I was talking about. I may read that the tape recorder can do more than I thought it could do. But those instructions may not be perfect. In other words, the batteries that came with the item may not work. So, until I get new batteries, it doesn’t matter how much the recorder can do, it won’t do anything until I get new batteries.
But “…The instruction of the Lord is perfect…” No matter how the Word instructs us to live, It will bring prosperity and life. We may not see the glorious fruits of the Word the moment we get the instructions but follow them and watch for the harvest. It will ‘renew our life’ and give us new meaning! It may take away or add to our routine, but a new desire of life will be birthed in us.
“The Testimony of the Lord is trustworthy…” God is not a man, that he might lie, (Numbers 23:19), what He says in His Word is true. His promises are to be expected and prayed for in thanksgiving. So as God testifies in His Word, this is the form of instruction of not only how to live but also of how He will always be there for His children. The same blessings, healings and miracles performed for those He loves in the Word, Old and New Testament, He will do the same for us who He loves so much that he gave His only Son for our sins. (John 3:16).
Follow the instructions given to you by God though His Word, and watch life turn into a spiritual adventure! God is waiting to train you in His will for your life.
May God bless and keep you as you journey in Jesus’ name.
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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