God sent His Word to us so that we can have and enjoy this life on planet earth. He wasn’t trying to fill the pages of the Bible. His Word is important, paramount, creative. It’s our very life if we’ll do what He has said to do.
Many Christians pray and pray and never see their desired results. Why is that? For sure, it’s not because God’s Word doesn’t work. His Word is filled with enough power to cause it to come to pass. It’s got His DNA in it! And it isn’t just for information. Every Word of His has explosive, creative power in it. So why doesn’t it seem to work every time?
Isaiah 55:11 (KJV)
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
First of all, God’s Word works every time it’s prayed in faith and received. So let’s start there. If you’ve been praying about a certain situation and not seeming to get your results, who’s at fault? Good question.
Many people blame God for their prayers not getting answered when, in fact, it’s not His fault at all. His Word works every time it’s prayed in faith and received. And therein lies the key to why your prayers aren’t getting answered. The culprit’s been found and it’s you! How ‘bout that!
Let’s back up and analyze what is happening.
Proverbs 4:20-23 (KJV)
20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
We see here in Proverbs that we are commanded to attend to God’s Word because they are life and health to us. Is that what you’re doing—attending to God’s Word—putting it first place in your life?
Attend means to pay attention. It comes from the Latin word meaning to stretch toward something. That’s what we’re to do with the Word—pay attention to it, stretch toward it and then embrace it with our whole heart.
Jeremiah 29:13 (KJV)
13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Do you have a love of the truth? God’s Word is truth. It’s the only truth that will actually set you free if you walk in it. And it’s the only way you’ll get your prayers answered. It’s only by God’s Word that we see victory in our lives. It’s not the world’s ways because they’re tainted with the devil’s input and meant to steal, kill, and destroy us. However, God’s Word always trumps the devils tactics.
Having a love of the truth necessitates having a love of God’s Word. The two go hand in hand because God and His Word are ONE! Even Job honored God’s Word more than the food he ate! (Wouldn’t that be a good diet plan!)
Job 23:12 (KJV)
12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
We honor God by honoring His Word and walking in it. And when we honor Him, He said He will honor us. Wow, Almighty God said He will honor us! How awesome!
1 Samuel 2:30b (KJV) 30 … for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
Let’s get back to reverencing and honoring God’s Word and doing it with all our heart. Then we’ll set ourselves up for receiving the great and mighty promises that He has given us!
John 8:31-32 (KJV)
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.