KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 28:19 KJV “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”
The stability and strength of every child of God depends on his knowledge of God through his knowledge of God’s word and his commitment to Him. We are still considering some of the further ways a new believer can take in the word of God. In practical life people who eat much tend to grow very fat barring any diseases or genetically tendencies to be lean or small in size. This time the new convert must be introduced to listening to the word of God frequently. You always become what you give attention to.
In our current dispensation information are on the loose. The means of hearing, reading or watching is also very easy to obtain. Most people have mobile phones which can record messages from their churches. They can download messages from the Internet. There are a lot of audio versions of the bible. Ignorance about the word of God should have been very difficult in these times, yet many new Christians are not introduced to the idea of listening to God’s word. They find themselves listening and watching all kinds of things on social media that rather kills their faith. As a spiritual parent help the new convert to have certain messages that he listens to regularly. You can help him to download good messages that he would be listening to. Ask him to give you a feedback of what he’s learnt. If your church has podcast of the messages preached let him download it and be listening to it. listening to messages is one of the most effective ways to receive the word and to grow your faith.
Romans 10:17 tells is that Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God. When something is repeated over a long time one gets grounded in it. Satan is a master of stealing messages from the heart of most people. No thief can steal that which is well established in the heart. Encourage that convert to listen to good messages over a number of times. Show him the importance of listening to one thing repeatedly over a long time. James 1:25 reminds us to continue looking into the perfect law of liberty, so that you would not forget. Give me a convert who listens frequently to the word of God and I will show you a disciple in the shortest time, so long as those character diseases are put away.
Father help me to be to be an ardent listener of your word.
THOUGHT: GOD IS IN HIS WORD, HEARING THE WORD FILLS YOU WITH GOD.
James 1:25 KJV “But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”
Romans 10:17 KJV” So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”