I recently heard a teaching on UNDERSTANDING. Understand means to grasp something BUT ALSO to grasp the value of it. So many times when we read something in the word we think we "understand" it but we don't place a value on it therefore it doesn't impact our lives. It doesn't become revelation knowledge. It's not real to us and if it isn't real and if it doesn't change our lives then we can be talked out of it. This really hit me because so many times i quote the Word of God because it's the word but I don't place a value on it. Like when I confess that "My God will meet all MY needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus" I meant it at first but then it became a tradition to say it. Meaning I wasn't placing a value on those words and I was repeating them because maybe it worked at one time for me or it worked for someone else at one time but I wasn't being lead by the Lord to quote that in my life everyday so it lost it's value to be. It was real in my life.
So many times we hear different things like Sister Pam quoted Isaiah 53:5 "But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed" and she quoted it for a week straight and she got healed of back problems and knee problems. If it worked for her I'm going to try it. But were you lead by the Lord to do that? Maybe the Lord is directing you to do something else like go to a healing service coming up. But you're to busy following a "tradition" instead of listening for the direction of the Lord. This is something that I have done quite a few times but I'm learning now that we have to seek the Lord and get a NOW direction for out lives. Not what has worked for someone else but what the Lord wants for your life at this time.
I hope this makes sense I have sooo many thoughts running through my head. If you have any thoughts or questions please comment. =]