Reading God’s Word Daily

Humility Leads To Success (Matthew 23:11-12)

But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.

Matthew 23:11-12 (NKJV)

God’s ways are in direct opposition to the ways of the world. And so the kingdom path to success begins with humility. In all that we are called to do we never seek to exalt ourselves, but much rather are we to realize that we have been simply called to serve. Maintaining this servant attitude assures we do not lose perspective, and God has promised that those who set their hearts to follow His ways, in due time, will be exalted.

Renewing The Mind (Romans 12:2)

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will, of God.

Romans 12:2 (KJV)

When we renew our minds, we replace our thoughts with the thoughts of God, and we exchange our words for the Word of God. The more that we bring our thoughts and words into agreement with God’s Word, the more will we prove God’s good, acceptable and perfect will for us. And the way we prove it is to live it, to see it made manifest in our day to day lives.

Weekly Grace: Keeping Our eyes On Jesus

One of the biggest changes in our thinking that we are called to make under the covenant of grace is to realize and accept by faith that everything concerning our life and godliness has already been taken care of. God has already made provision for every need that we may ever have. In other words, anytime that a situation or a need arises, the solution has already been made available. It does not matter what the issue is—it could be lack, it could be sickness, an addiction, depression, or any other type of bondage, the solution has already been provided.

In order for us to lay hold of this solution, we are required to shift our focus. We must shift our focus away from the issue at hand, and towards the solution. And the solution is a Person—His name is Jesus.

Jesus is the solution to every issue and every challenge we may ever face. He has told us, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35) How marvelous it is to realize that God in His infinite grace and mercy has not only taken care of our eternity, He has also made provision for every need we may ever have during our life right here on earth!

Yet allow me to emphasize this again—in order for us to lay hold of this grace, we must shift our focus. Our focus must be on Jesus. We are called to look to Him with a receptivity and a willingless to receive what He has already made available.

Consider these precious words: “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.” (John 15:4) And then, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” (John 15:7) To abide in Him means to abide in His Word. It means to meditate in His Word, to consider it, ponder it, mull it over in our minds.

Our focus is determined by what we are predominantly thinking about. And so today I would like to encourage you to be thinking about His Word. Consider His Word and what it has to say about you. Consider that “all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” (2 Corinthians 1:20) Every single promise in the Word of God has been made available to you through Christ Jesus!

As you allow this to sink into your heart, shift your thinking from, “I am waiting for God to act on His promises,” to, ”It is already done, it is already finished!” Then look to the One who loves you with an everlasting love, and be open and receptive for His goodness and His glory to show up in your life.

Father, I thank You that everything I need has already been provided through the finished works of Jesus. Lord, today I rest in Your finished works. I rest in Your Word, and I receive the promises of Your Word by faith. I believe I am now receiving everything Your grace has already made available, and that Your goodness and Your glory are manifesting in my life in ways that are beyond what I can ask or think. In Jesus’ name, amen.


2 Peter 1:3; John 6:35; John 15:4; John 15:7; 2 Corinthians 1:20; Ephesians 1:3; Ephesians 3:20

We Have The Nature Of The Word (1 Peter 1:23)

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

1 Peter 1:23 (KJV)

We are born again through the incorruptible seed of the Word of God. The part of us that is born again is our spirit, and so in our born again spirit we already are of the exact same nature as Jesus who is the Word made flesh. Meditating on the Word, confessing the Word over our lives, and fellowshipping with the Lord in the spirit enables what is already true about us in Christ—in the Word—to be made manifest in the natural.

Completely Depend On God (Matthew 5:3)

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:3 (KJV)

Poor in spirit means to live in complete dependence upon God. Rather than relying upon our own strength and self effort, we continuously look to Him for everything. We follow His guidance and direction in all things. Jesus is telling us that those who depend upon Him will see the rich and abundant blessings of the kingdom of God made manifest in their lives.

Jesus Is The Bread Of Life (John 6:35)

And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

John 6:35 (KJV)

When we come to Jesus and rely upon Him, He always meets our every need. The key to receiving this grace is faith. When we believe even in the midst of adverse circumstances and conditions, we will bear witness as He meets all of our needs—spirit, soul and body—oftentimes in the most unexpected ways.

The Fruits Of Salvation (John 15:5)

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

John 15:5 (KJV)

Jesus is calling us to thrive by bringing forth much fruit in His name. Yet to do so we must bring Him into every area of our life, we must remember continuously that without Him we can do nothing. And so today, let us realize that in whatever we are called to do, God is never distant or far off, but He is right where we are, abiding in us as we abide in Him. When we live in this continual fellowship with the Lord, we will indeed be the branches showing forth all of the marvelous fruits of salvation.

Letting Patience Have Its Perfect Work (James 1:3-4)

Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

James 1:3-4 (KJV)

When authentic faith is tested it produces patience. Patience is a sign of trust. It means we trust God, and we do not doubt that He will bring about what He has promised. This allows us to be at peace even when we have yet to see the evidence of what we are believing for. Allowing patience to have its perfect work matures us in our walk with God, and in so doing it actually enables the manifestation of the very thing we are believing for.

Wisdom And Revelation (Ephesians 1:17-18)

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

Ephesians 1:17-18 (KJV)

May we always seek God for wisdom and revelation. Let us never get too familiar with the things of God, for we serve a God who is continually looking to take us to new places in our walk with Him. The more we have a revelation of the riches and glory of what Jesus has made available to us, the more will we rejoice in what the Apostle Paul called the hope of His calling.

We Partake Of His Nature (Galatians 2:20)

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20 (KJV)

Through our union with Christ our old self has been crucified with Him, and we have been given a new self which is created after His image and likeness. As we deliberately remember each day who we have been made to be in Him, we are no longer held in bondage to the things of the flesh. Through faith in Jesus we partake of His nature, thereby becoming instruments through which His glory may be made manifest in the earth.