Apostle Grace Lubega
Ephesians 1:17-18 (KJV); That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
When you read the scriptures, it is important that you do not only receive them as information for your mind but also build a relationship with them.
How does one relate with a scripture?
A relationship with a scripture starts with its revelation in your spirit. It is out of this revelation that you develop a vision of how the Word should operate in your life.
When a person develops a relationship with a particular scripture, it is automatic for them to lean on and refer to it in a moment of crisis.
For example, if such a person receives a bad report from the doctor that gives him mere months to live, it is easy for such a person to declare, “By His stripes, I was healed” (1 Peter 2:24). “With long life, he will satisfy me and show me his salvation” (Psalm 91:16).
A man with a relationship with the Word unhesitatingly confesses a scripture when he receives a bad report. Such a man will not dig around the internet looking for a bible verse that applies to his present problem. He does not have men and women of God on speed dial as his rapid response team when he meets adversity. The Word of God is his speed dial.
FURTHER STUDY: Colossians 3:16, John 15:7
GOLDEN NUGGET: A relationship with a scripture starts with its revelation in your spirit. It is out of this revelation that you develop a vision of how the Word should operate in your life.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. The Word of God dwells in me richly. I fully immerse myself in it; it consumes every part of my being. When the world observes and listens to me, they see a Word-being, in Jesus’ name, Amen.