I have been on a quest for a higher step on my spiritual ladder. I am not in a race against others. I have my own race and my own ladder to climb. I have been focusing on getting closer to God and getting all the wisdom I can gain from Him. I am learning as much as I can and I have been told to be patient but to go at a steady pace. My spiritual ladder is like no one else’s and it took me a while to understand that. We all have our unique paths and our unique journeys. We can get into trouble when we compare our journeys’ to others’ and we try to jump on someone else’s ladder and climb as high as we can. God can’t bless what is not meant for us. We can find limited success while walking in someone else’s shoes but there is a point when the shoes don’t fit anymore and we have to go back to wearing our destinies again. The only way to grow spiritually is to be in communion with the Lord and to get filled with His Word. Wisdom comes from the Word of God. I heard about being filled with the Word at a younger age but it didn’t make much sense to me. It is truly a lot simpler than I thought but it requires discipline. I also found out that there was a correlation between being filled with the Word and being filled with the Spirit. Today I want to share with you what I have discovered about being filled with the Word and with the Spirit. I am so grateful for this journey and I thank the Lord for the lessons He gives us and for His guidance.
Most of the lessons I am taking so to speak, come directly from the Word of God. I have to go over them many times and I pray over what I learn. There is a lot we can comprehend with our minds but God should be approached with our hearts and our spirits. Everything from God we learn should become a part of who we are. We should embrace Him and let Him change us on the inside. What a better way to embrace the Lord than to dive into His Word and meditate on it. God is His Word. When we get to know His Word better, we get to know Him better. The concept of being filled with the Lord of God implies being filled with God. I have noticed that we are all filled with something. It depends on what we are letting in the most. We can easily be filled with the world and be consumed by it. When I am at work, I am very focused and my job becomes a part of me. It fills me up and I have to find ways to not let it consume me. One thing I do is remind myself that when I am working, I am doing it all for the Lord. I am working thanks to Him and for Him. I also have pockets of time when I pray and I praise Him. That is a lesson I learned from the Word of God. In His Word the Lord encourages us to pray without ceasing. That great encouragement can only bear fruit if we put it into practice. We are called to be doers of the Word and doers of the Word are filled with the Word of God. They adopt it and apply it. They fill their minds with the Word and they have a lot of room for the Word in their hearts.
Does getting filled with the Word of God mean memorizing it? It is part of it but it’s not all of it. Anyone can commit words to memory. It doesn’t mean that the words are doing anything to them on the inside. We ought to interact and engage with the Word of God. The best interaction is the one that shows that the Word is an active part of us. Doing what the Word says and staying focused on the Word is key. Jesus said that if we stay in Him and His words remain in us, we shall ask what we want and it will be done for us. When the Word is a part of us, there is power released in our lives to see the impossible happen. Prayers are answered. Breakthroughs take place. Miracles happen. The Word of God is powerful and when we are filled with it, we are filled with life-changing power. Obeying God’s commandments such as walking in love and staying in faith is a great way to be filled with His Word. The filling up occurs when we stay in sync with the Word and we are consistent. Walking in love on Sunday and spreading hate the rest of the week doesn’t get the job done. We have to be disciplined, devoted and dedicated. I am inviting you today to spend as much time in the Word as possible and to pray and meditate on it. Follow what the Word says. Apply it to your life all the time. Do your best and ask the Spirit of God to assist you. As you stay filled with the Word, you will be filled with the Spirit of God and you will be led all the time. You will be able to discern the voice of the Lord better and to walk in His peace, in His joy and in His love. Get filled with the Word and you will empty yourself of the world. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Psalm 37:4 John 14:13; John 15:7