If you got a minor cut, scratch, or bruise—put some hydrogen peroxide on it. If you got a swollen ankle—put some ice on it. But if you got troubles and cares—put some WORD on it.
The other day I was wondering if I had done the right thing concerning a matter. My doubts opened the doorway for the devil to pitch in a few of his lies. Even though earlier that day, I had prayed specifically for God to direct my steps before I had to meet with a client. However, after I returned home, I couldn’t tell if I had made the right moves or not. That’s when the Holy Spirit said this to my spirit:
You put WORD on it!
The Spirit wanted me to know that I had already put His Word on it when I asked Him to guide my way. Now, I had to have faith that He did. The Lord brought Proverbs 3:5-6 to mind.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
God wanted me to understand the full impact of . . . lean not unto thine own understanding. The enemy can bombard my mind with his rationales if I depend on my justifications and analyses for clarification. But to lean on God means, the whole matter is released to His charge. It doesn’t have to make sense to me, as long as my heart is obedient to His ways.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. I did acknowledge God in the matter when I let Him know that I was dependent on Him. It was then up to me to believe His Word, and that my actions were directed by Him.
Put some WORD on it!
When you are facing difficulties, don’t waste your time in confusion trying to figure things out. Instead, incorporate Scriptures into your circumstances; weave in what saith the Lord. Find out if the Word supports or refutes what you want God to do. If the Word supports, hang on in there; be obedient to God, and let Him guide your moves. If the Word refutes, turn your mindset around because God isn’t going to change His.
When Christians tell me about their woes, I’m listening to find out if they asked God to intervene. If they only speak defeat—no mention of the Holy Spirit, then that’s a major faith problem. That breach of trust must be resolved, because the answer they’re looking for is found in their ability to believe God’s Word.
God speaks through His WORD.
Personalize Scriptures to read as a personal word from your heavenly Father. When you do that, you feel closer to Him. For example: Fear not Paulette; I am with you (paraphrased from Isaiah 41:10). Paulette will call upon Me, I will answer her: I will be with her in troubles (paraphrased from Psalm 91:15).
Whatever you’re facing—Put Some WORD on It!
Side note: The Bible is not a read-only document full of historical facts of days gone by; but it’s a hands-on instructional manual for your life today. Yes, make it personal as it relates to your circumstances. As you read the Word, keep your spiritual ear opened to hear how God wants you to apply what you read to your current situations.
Once we receive revelation of how our everyday lives connect to the Word, we’ll never want to be caught without it. It becomes our lifeline.
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.