“And David enquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? And wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the Lord said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand.” 1 Chronicles 14:10 (KJV)
One word from the Lord can make all the difference in your life. Struggles come to an end when you receive the word. You know what others don’t know and that makes you stand out. However, you can only display this unusual wisdom that will put you ahead of the pack if you are properly grounded in the word of God.
In 1 Chronicles 14, David needed to hear expressly from God how to deal with the enemy that had come against him, and God gave him clear-cut instructions. In 1 Chronicles 14:13, the enemy came again, but this time David was given a fresh strategy for battle. Understand that it was the same David and the same enemy facing off, but a new strategy was needed. Beloved, you cannot stun your world with fresh ideas until you learn to receive fresh word from Him who has called you. Ensure that your ear is always close to His mouth and you will always function at a higher level than your contemporaries.
Another thing you should know is that the measure of the word of God that you have in you will determine how far you will go, so be a stickler for the word. You need to continually feed your spirit man with the word and the word will produce for you. It is as you give the word priority in your life that fresh strategies, insights, ideas, and concepts will become commonplace. That is why I want to encourage you to consciously prioritise the word. Make time for reading, studying, and praying the word. As you wait upon the Lord, take time to stay in His presence and learn at His feet, and I declare that you will shock your detractors.
Receive instructions from His mouth daily and follow closely in His steps. Then your life will be a wonder to those around you.
Further Reading: 1 Chronicles 14:8–17; Isaiah 55:8–11
Daily Bible Reading: Morning—Isaiah 26–27; Evening—Philippians 2