And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith (Acts 6:7).
I often tell people that growth isnít a miracle. Though there could be a miracle in growth, growth in itself isnít a miracle. Growth is the right application of revealed principles and means. Anybody could actually experience definite growth in anything they do. Wisdom makes you understand the principles of success, and how to apply them appropriately.
For instance, it doesnít matter for how long you pray to add some weight, it may not happen by prayer alone. The reason is that God already revealed the principles and means for growing your body, and if you donít follow those principles and means, itíll not happen. Itíll be tantamount to asking Him to violate His Word, and He doesnít do that. If youíre going to grow financially, spiritually, or in any other area of your life, it shouldnít take a miracle. If youíd apply the revealed principles and means, theyíll work every time!
Itís like electrical laws; they work every time, irrespective of whoís applying them. So, the principles of growth will work for both Christians and non-Christians alike. This is the reason you can find non-Christians who seem to be successful. Remember, the Bible says God makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust (Matthew 5:45). So, thereíd be growth for anyone who discovers and applies those revealed principles and means. But donít forget, thereís what the Bible calls ďgood successĒ (Joshua 1:8). Thatís what makes the Christian distinctly different.
As you give yourself to the study of the Word, and walk with the Holy Spirit, youíd realize that God brought you into this world to dominate it, and be in charge. Apply Godís definite plan for winning; and be diligent with it.
Dear heavenly Father, youíve chosen me and ordained me to be productive in all aspects of my life! My mind is anointed for growth and supernatural success! I know what to do; I know when to do what to do; and I know how to do what to do, through the guidance and light that I receive from the Holy Spirit and your Word. Iím making progress and winning every day, in Jesusí Name. Amen.
Further Study: || Proverbs 16:3 MSG Put God in charge of your work, then what youíve planned will take place. ||
|| Ecclesiastes 10:10 If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct. ||
|| Joshua 1:8 AMP This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success. ||
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Hebrews 9:1-10,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 11:1-13,
1 Chronicles 9
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