As I often say, “What you don’t do on purpose, you don’t do!” It really doesn’t matter what it is, it’ll still take an active “on-purpose” commitment to get it done.
When it’s time to clean the house, it takes effort to actually get started. It’s the same with mowing the lawn, washing the car, weeding the garden, even preparing dinner. And this is how it should be. Just because something takes effort, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. Everything of value takes effort to do!
This leads me to the issue of studying God’s Word. For sure, it takes diligence and effort especially when so many things in life are vying for your attention. So what can we do? Glad you asked.
I like what Andrew Wommack says, “You can have much or as little of God as you want!” And that’s so true even in studying God’s Word. We can have as much of God’s Word or as little of God’s Word as we want. But not only that, it’s true in other areas too.
Because God has already supplied and provided for everything we’ll ever need, we can have as much healing, deliverance, prosperity, joy, peace, love, etc. as we want. The choice is really up to us. How much are we willing to reach out and receive what God has already given?
So, back to the Word. Since we can have as much or as little of the Word as we want, we can also have as much or as little “operational” faith as we want. It’s all up to us and how committed we are. Personally, I want it all!
You can’t have faith beyond your knowledge of God’s Word and your faith won’t rise higher than the words of your mouth.
You see, dear brothers and sisters, we need to get our priorities in order. You can’t have everything on your list as #! It doesn’t work that way. But when God and His Word are in the #1 slot, everything else lines up in an orderly fashion and things work a whole lot better!
Go for it!
Ephesians 1:3 (KJV) 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
2 Peter 1:3-4 (KJV) 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
2 Corinthians 9:8 (KJV) 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
2 Corinthians 9:8 (AMP) 8 And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].
Mark 11:23-24 (KJV) 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Luke 17:6 (KJV) 6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should [would] obey you.