The other night I wrote in the last few pages of my journal. Like always, I went through and re-read all that God spoke to my heart over the past few months. As I read what God ministered to my heart; my path became clear once more. I was reminded of His specific prayer directives He gave me for ministry. Much of this would have slipped through the cracks had I not written it down and re-read it and prayed it through. It makes me wonder how much of what God speaks into our lives we miss or forget. We must take Him seriously and pray over everything the Lord speaks to our hearts until we see it come to pass in our lives.
It doesn’t matter how spiritual we think we are, when busyness or trials come into our lives, we can lose sight of what God speaks to us.
God knows the future, so take Him seriously! He does not speak without a purpose; He has a plan mapped out for you. Do you know what it is? When He gives you something prophetically or gives you direction, pray it through and do not let it go until you see it come to pass. When God gives a word, it comes with all the power to fulfill it, but we must pray it through. He is dropping the seed of His word into our hearts and it is filled with His DNA. It is full of His life. It is full of His creative force.
We have an adversary whose intent is to steal this seed. So we must protect it!
“Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.” Luke 8:11-15 NKJV
Have you ever experienced this? Has God given you a revelation and then you were immediately thrown into trials and became overwhelmed forgetting what He revealed to your heart?
Let’s not be ignorant of Satan’s devices any longer. Journaling and praying over the seed of God’s word, will keep it before our hearts until it takes root and grows into fruit.
How does this happen?
- Write what you sense God speaking to you in your journal.
- Highlight it so you can go back and find it readily.
- Be committed to re-read and pray over what you have highlighted until you see a change.
This will help you to keep His word before your eyes and stay on the same page of what God is trying to do in your life.
- Wait on God and seek guidance from the Bible.
- Depending on what it is, wait for confirmation.
- If you are not a mature Christian, share it with a mature Christian.
- Expect God to move on your behalf! Expecting is an important ingredient to receiving!
- If it is a word of correction, write it down, surrender and pray it through.
- Re-read God’s word to you and continue to surrender until you sense a heart change.
God is continually changing our hearts into the likeness of Christ.
Don’t let the word of God fall to the ground without producing a harvest in your life.
Write it out, pray over it, wait on God and expect a harvest!