Apostle Grace Lubega
John 1:1 (MSG); The Word was first, the Word present to God, God present to the Word. The Word was God, in readiness for God from day one.
If you want to grow as a Christian, it can never be overemphasized that you must put the Word of God first.
Putting the Word first means that it is the starting point in every aspect of your life.
Take for example when you awaken. What is the first thing you look for? Is it the messages that you received on WhatsApp while you slept? Is it how many likes your latest post on Facebook has acquired? How many people have commented on your latest photograph on Instagram?
Every new day is a gate. How you start it defines a lot about how you will spend the rest of it. If you start it with the Word, it lights the path of your day.
Another way to have the word first is to make it your source and not merely your reference. Some Christians merely refer to the Bible. They go to it to double-check particular points and how they resonate with their present circumstances. What does it have to say about anxiety when they are feeling anxious? What does it have to say about healing when they feel pain in their bodies?
Treating the Word of God as a reference means that you only visit it but you do not live in it.
Even to God, the Word was first. Creation was not possible without it. He went as far as exalting His Word above His very name (Psalm 138:2).
I urge you to treat the Word with all the seriousness it deserves. Circumstances change when we give the Word priority; destinies are aligned when the Word is first.
FURTHER STUDY: Colossians 3:16, John 15:7
GOLDEN NUGGET: Every new day is a gate. How you start it defines a lot about how you will spend the rest of it. If you start it with the Word, it lights the path of your day.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this knowledge. I thank You for the gift of Your Word. It is what I breathe, feed and live on. The Word is continually before my eyes and guides my steps. I can never stumble in my paths or dash my foot against a stone because revelation illuminates my way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.