“A”: Apply Scripture to Your Life

A Daily Rhythm Encouragement

Originally published by Church on Morgan

 

This week in our S.O.A.P-y series we’re focusing on A, Application.

What would be the point of reading and observing truths in Scripture if we didn’t do anything with them? When God speaks to our hearts we are called to act, using what we’re learning to bring light and hope to a dark and needy world.

Reading the Bible as part of the rhythm of your days, weeks or months, creates a place where you can go to hear God, learn about His character, discover how much He loves you, experience His amazing grace and be reminded that “as far as the east is from the west so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:12)

As you uncover truths that speak to your heart, be intentional to apply them to your life and in the world:

Is a lamp brought in to be put under the bushel basket, or under the bed, and not on the lampstand? For there is nothing hidden, except to be disclosed; nor is anything secret, except to come to light. (Mark 4:21-22)

With each step forward that you take, standing on His truth, God will likewise be faithful to invite to take yet another step…and another…and another. One of the beautiful things about our God is that we can never exhaust the joy of discovering him, nor grow complacent in our praise as long as we are moving toward Him.

And the really great news is that even when we falter and turn away, he uses his Word to call us back to him:

God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance. (Romans 4:12)

What truth is God teaching you as you adopt a rhythm of reading His Word?

Read this series from the beginning: Today’s Post Sponsored by the Letter “S”: Scripture

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5 Replies to ““A”: Apply Scripture to Your Life”

  1. I speak more in past tense here since I am a few seasons in life beyond the worst of times — when God really got to the heart of what I needed to adopt. I happened to put out a few posts this week to share along these lines. If you would read them, they are here … https://jeffulrichlegaciesblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/08/introduction.

    It hit home where you shared, ” I never really started applying my heart to wisdom until years after being a Christian. It was after I consciously decided that there was more to be had out of the journey with Christ and from the Bible than just to casually scan the words every day.”

    I actually knew scripture quite well by my early adulthood; I had more than scanned the words throughout my youth. But things get in the way of applying the spirit of scripture. Does this make sense? I mean … this is what I determined in hindsight. And then I realized how God had, not only been patient with me but He, changed the equation so that I had a chance to see things clearly. To me, this was as much as a miracle that causes the blind to see and the deaf to hear.

    When God intervenes, whether we realize it or not, it is amazing. If we accept Him and then show Him effort — out a sincere desire for Him to work in our lives — then He does, indeed, work on our lives. God writes the prescription for the spiritual lenses that bring His Truth into focus. With Him, many of us would endlessly stumble over the hindrances that are our own doing and that we struggle to see.

    Blessings,

    Jeff

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    1. I love your candor Jeff. What I read in your journey reminds me of Saul / Paul when something like scales fell off his eyes. It is a true blessing when we respond to the truth we have been given that the Lord is faithful to call us deeper. I look forward to reading your posts.

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  2. Application of the Scripture ti life is one of the greatest tests yet. One of the issue is that we hardly preach and teach resocialization as a church or family. The challenge is that when we meet Christ the emphasis is placed on reading the Bible and not on interpreting it as instructions to life. The other issue is living with an extended family that is not saved but has a form of godliness. These are the realities of Christianity in Jamaica. The country itself, from the Government to the homeless, are ‘Christians’ according to their own definition of Christianity and this is one of the major causes of the influx of all sorts of violence in our land. Saying this to say that I never really started applying my heart to wisdom until years after being a Christian. It was after I consciously decided that there was more to be had out of the journey with Christ and from the Bible than just to casually scan the words every day. It was when I made a decision to ask God to show me why it is important in my life and how does the Bible help me as a Christian seeking to know His grace and the depths of his love.

    The truths I am learning from the application of the Scriptures to my life are that
    I can never walk this life alone I must trust Him.
    I am not my own
    I must represent in him in everything including conversations and dress code.
    I can not chase him and money at the same time; either I will love him or money more.
    he protects and covers and teaches wisdom in every situation.
    He is the God of all comfort who comforts me in every situation.
    And alot more… I do not have the words to tell how much I am learning by applying His words to my life and my heart to know him.

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