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 isn’t a miracle. Though there could be a miracle in growth, growth in itself isn’t 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 doesn’t 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 don’t follow those principles and means, it’ll not happen. It’ll be tantamount to asking Him to violate His Word, and He doesn’t do that. If you’re going to grow financially, spiritually, or in any other area of your life, it shouldn’t take a miracle. If you’d apply the revealed principles and means, they’ll work every time!
It’s like electrical laws; they work every time, irrespective of who’s 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, there’d be growth for anyone who discovers and applies those revealed principles and means. But don’t forget, there’s what the Bible calls “good success” (Joshua 1:8). That’s what makes the Christian distinctly different.
As you give yourself to the study of the Word, and walk with the Holy Spirit, you’d realize that God brought you into this world to dominate it, and be in charge. Apply God’s definite plan for winning; and be diligent with it.
Dear heavenly Father, you’ve 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. I’m making progress and winning every day, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: || Proverbs 16:3 MSG Put God in charge of your work, then what you’ve 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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