If your faith is going to work very well, you need to master and understand these three steps very well:
1. Hearing the word;
2. Speaking the word; and
3. Doing the word.
These three steps form the process of faith. A process is a set of actions that are intentionally carried out to obtain a set result. So, when we talk about a chemical or biological process, we are dealing with actions that produce a result. The result we are looking for is what God said in His Word. If you are going to have what the Bible says on anything, you must set the process of faith in motion. For example, there are chemical reactions carried out in Chemistry to obtain a particular result, and every time the process is done the same way, it will yield the same result.
Most people jump to “whatsoever he doeth shall prosper” when they read Psalm 1:1-3. If somebody says, “Whatsoever you do shall prosper” and you say, “Amen”, you are a gambler. The Church is full of spiritual gamblers who just pick Scriptures without finding out the instructions behind them, and that will not work. It is not everything you do that will prosper. That Scripture is connected to other Scriptures. So, you have to find out what it is connected to, obey it, and then you will have the result. For that to happen, you have to hear what the Word of God has said on that issue, then you have to put it in your mouth and do it.
PRAYER: Lord, I pray for an open and right heart that correctly receives and applies Your word in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Deuteronomy 29:1-30:20; Luke 11:37-12:7; Psalm 78:1-31; Proverbs 12:19-20