Weekday Devotionals

VERSE:  
Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31-32 NKJV

Thought:Pastor Pete pointed out to us all this past Sunday that a Growing Believer Naturally lives a Godly life. He then proceeded to describe the absolute importance of knowing the Scripture to accomplish this very thing.  Jesus references His Words several times in the Gospels.  In Mathew 24:35, Mark 13:31 and Luke 21:33,  Jesus tells us that “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away” Jesus also tells us in John 14:26 that “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, remind you of all
things that I said to you…”

So here’s the big question for growing believers in 2021…
How can the Holy Spirit remind us of anything that we haven’t previously heard or read?

I have had many conversations with believers over the years about taking the time to read, study or memorize the Scriptures. I’ve been guilty of saying things like…”it’s tough to get motivated or stay motivated to find the time…blah,blah bah.
Here’s the thing about Motivation, it is ALWAYS a result of an initial action step. I am never motivated to exercise, clean the garage or mow the lawn until I actually start the activity. THEN I get motivated. Newton’s First Law of Inertia does not just apply to the physical, but also to the Spiritual: “An object at rest will stay at rest unless acted on by a net external force.”

Application/Challenge: Let’s all be that force to initiate the action and the motivation to continue will meet us there and bring with it the Blessing.

We see this illustrated in the story of the 10 lepers from Luke 17. Jesus tells the 10 to “Go, show yourselves to the priests” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. LK 17:14.
The more of the Word of God that we can pour into our brains and spirits, the more the Holy Spirit can use that Word to help us overcome “every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us, so that we can run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Heb 12:1
 
-Tony Tolvo