WOMEN’S MINISTRIES NEWSLETTER
Awhile ago in my daily devotional , 1 Cor. 6:17 really spoke to me. “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord, Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.”
Be separate is the key. Jesus in John 17:17 says, when praying to the Father, “Sanctify or Separate them through your truth, Thy Word is truth.” We cannot separate ourselves from any destructive habit without replacing it with something else . We cannot turn away from the things of this world unless we turn to something stronger. If we give the Word of God first place in our lives, it will continue to separate us from poverty, anxiety and sickness and hatred and the darkness of our old habits. Once my son discovered this. He had a small Bible that he carried around in his pocket. Every time he wanted a cigarette and reached in his pocket he pulled out the Bible instead and turned to premarked verses, such as “I can do all things through Christ,” “Greater is He that is in me” until the urge went. He won victory over that habit by the power of the Word. We need to lock into the Word and let it separate us from the things of the world and move to the things of God.
The words I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. -John 6:63
We’ve seen tremendous medical breakthroughs in our generation. We’ve seen “miracle drugs” developed that can conquer many kinds of sickness and disease. But you know, in the 20- plus years I’ve been a believer, I’ve discovered another, much more effective kind of medicine: THE WORD OF GOD. There’s never been a miracle drug that could equal it. God’s medicine is the answer to every need. It is life, it is health, it is the power of God. And if you put it in your heart and act on it, you will be healed.
Sometimes people ask, “if God’s medicine works every time, why are there so many believers still sick?” there are two reasons, 1st because they don’t take the time to plant the word concerning healing deeply into their heart. And 2nd, because they don’t do what the word tells them to do.
Think of it this way: if a doctor prescribes medicine for you to swallow daily and you rub it on your chest instead, that medicine isn’t going to work for you. You have to follow the instructions and use it properly if you expect to get well, if you read God’s prescription for health and don’t act upon it, you won’t reap any of its benefits.
Proverbs 4:22 says God’s Words are life and health to you. So don’t wait until you get sick to start using them. Start now, begin to put God’s Word in your heart in abundance and it will be hard for you to get sick. That Word within you will constantly be keeping God’s healing power at work in you.
And don’t worry. There’s no limit to the amount of God’s medicine you can take. You can’t get an overdose. The more you take the stronger you get.
Start growing stronger today.
Read Poverbs 4:20-27