BE QUICK TO ACT
But be ye doers of the word, and not
hearers only, deceiving your own selves
s a t u r d a y 16
One of the ways to make the Word of God
effective in your life is by acting quickly on
it. Never be hesitant or slothful to act on God’s Word.
Many miss too much without realizing it when they’re
slow or hesitant to act on the Word.
Whatever instruction the Lord gives to you,
whatever inspiration comes to you as you study the
Word or listen to it preached and taught in church,
respond swiftly. That’s the kind of faith-response that
gets God’s attention. When you respond swiftly to God,
He’ll always respond quickly to you as well.
The Bible says, “Quench not the Spirit” (1
Thessalonians 5:19). That means you can quench the
Spirit, after He has tried to no avail to stir you up and
have you do something for which you were either
hesitant or unresponsive. When your faith is stirred, it’s
an indication of the Spirit of God working in you; don’t
suppress His work in you. Act immediately on whatever
instruction, guidance or direction He gives you, even
when such doesn’t seem to appeal to the senses.
Think about it: To the man who had a paralyzed
limb, and couldn’t move his hand, Jesus said, “…Stretch
forth thine hand…” (Matthew 12:13). If the man had
tried to rationalize the instruction instead of responding
swiftly, perhaps he’d have lost his miracle. Peter and
John did the same thing to the man at the gate of the
temple called Beautiful.
After Peter ministered healing to him, he yanked
the man up, and the Bible says, “…and immediately his
feet and ankle bones received strength.” The man was
smart; he dared to act on his healing: “And he leaping
up stood, and walked, and entered with them into
the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God”
Don’t be hesitant or reluctant when it comes to
acting on God’s Word. Be smart to respond boldly and
swiftly in doing the Word, for that’s how to honour the
Lord in your life.
Dear Father, I’m quick to act on your Word, and
have it produce in me the message that it carries.
I’m transformed, strengthened and energised for
the glory-life as I live in, and by your Word, in Jesus’
Proverbs 13:13; Philippians 2:13; Luke 5:5