Act on the Word in 2012

Therefore whoever
hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who
built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the
winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on
the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them,
will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain
descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it
fell. And great was its fall
(Matthew 7:24-27).
  
In the coming year, it will be more important than ever to
be a doer of the Word. Tests, trials, calamity, turmoil, and social unrest will
continue to increase. Those who navigate these turbulent waters will act on the
Word in the face of adversity.
   
Heaven and earth will
pass away, but My words will by no means pass away
(Matthew 24:35). So shall My word be that goes forth from My
mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it
(Isaiah 55:11). The grass withers, the flower fades, but
the word of our God stands forever
(Isaiah 40:8). Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven (Psalm 119:89).
   
The Word brings a calm, a certainty, a boldness, a courage,
and a hope to every encounter of life. Acting on the Word in the midst of
adversity removes the spirit of fear and worry, and releases the ability of God
in the circumstance you face.
  
A person who has decided ahead of time to be a doer of the
Word will be able to win life’s fight! Acting on the Word makes you a
conqueror. Acting on the Word brings with it the attitude that you and God
cannot be defeated.
  
Acting on the Word brings stability to the emotions during
hard places. Instead of the yo-yo of ups and downs, the person who acts on the
Word lives above emotional unrest. The person who acts on the Word speaks the
Word and ignores emotions that seek to pull them down into sense realm living!
  
Being a doer of the Word will has a calming effect on the
mind. You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You
(Isaiah 26:3). The
Father has given us a spirit of power, of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy
1:7). When the negative report comes, the person who acts on the Word
immediately balances the report with what the Word says about them and then
speaks the Word out loud to defeat the negative thoughts.
  
If you have not yet done so, choose today to be a doer of
the Word. Choose the Word as your final authority and consultant in every
experience of life. If you do, you’ll be building your life on a foundation of
rock and not shifting sand. Neglecting the Word, refusing to act on it, brings
calamity and harm. It opens the door to the adversary to steal, kill and
destroy. Acting on the Word brings God into the situation and assures your
success. Act on the Word this year!

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