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November 8th, 2009

Making Room for God’s Word

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.” Col 3:16 (NIV)

Is God’s Word at home in your heart? Are you reading and feeding on God’s Word? Your daily intake of God’s Word will help you grow spiritually and develop relationally. God’s Word will help you know the nature and character of God and His plan.

Henry Blackaby shared in a message at the Gideon Convention the following insight: “God is the center of His own activity and He invites us to join Him in His activity.” As you read God’s Word, you come to learn how to detect the activity of God. Constant intake of God’s Word increases your awareness of His activity and heightens your sensitivity to His redemptive activity.

  • “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Psalms 119:105 (NIV)
  • “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim 3:16-17 (NIV)

Do you have room for God’s Word? You must place a high value on spending time in God’s Word. Don’t rush your daily reading. Slow down and meditate on God’s Word. Be discipline to journal what God is saying to you through His Word. Seek to write down specific application steps that you will incorporate in your day. Align your life with God’s Word and embrace His agenda. Make room for God’s Word to take root and to bear fruit through your life and your lips.

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Executive Pastor
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Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Sunday, November 8th, 2009 at 1:00 am
Category Christian Conduct, God's Activity, God's Word.
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May 14th, 2009

Participating in the Divine Nature

“Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” 2 Peter 1:4 (NIV)

We are blessed to have the promises of God at our fingertips. The Bible we treasure is the instrument through which God communicates His Word to us. We are so blessed to have access to the very Word of God. Each promise in God’s Word gives us traction for participation in His divine nature. As we read, study, meditate on, memorize, and apply God’s Word, we unleash His power and realize His nature.

God is holy. God is immutable. God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. God is eternal. He was never born and He will never die. God is love. God is mercy, grace, and peace. God is infinite; we are finite. God is flawless; we are flawed.

How do you escape the corruption in the world? Escaping corruption is made possible as you claim God’s promises and participate in God’s divine nature. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit make up the Trinity. You declare the fullness of God as you apply God’s Word. You participate in the divine nature as you seek to fulfill the Great Commission and live out the Great Commandment. Loving God and loving others requires employing the promises of God. Participating in God’s divine nature takes place when you walk in the Spirit and choose to deny the cravings of the sinful nature.

Proximity to God’s promises matters. Begin to recite the promises of God that you have memorized over the years. Open your Bible and search for specific promises related to your current situation. Let God speak and choose to participate with God in His divine nature.

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Executive Pastor

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Thursday, May 14th, 2009 at 1:00 am
Category Christian Conduct, Partnership.
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