According to God’s Word
“May it be done to me according to Your word.” Luke 1:38b
1. BELIEVE THE WORD. We can win in the fight of faith by getting our hearts in agreement with what God says. When God sent an angel to tell Mary of Jesus’ coming birth, she responded in faith saying, “Be it done to me according to your word” – a phrase repeated twelve times in Psalm 119. As a young Jewish woman, Mary would have studied the book of Psalms and known the importance of receiving God’s Word into her heart. We too must familiarize ourselves with what the Bible says and then meditate on it and ponder it repeatedly.
My soul cleaves to the dust; revive me according to Your word. Psalm 119:25
2. GET REVIVED IN THE WORD. When we’re in trouble and feel like we’re in the pits, we can get revived in God’s Word. God can give life to a soul or body that is stuck in the dust. “He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you” (Romans 8:11b). When we’ve been knocked down, God will help us to stand up, dust ourselves off, and fight the fight of faith!
3. PLANT SEEDS OF GOD’S WORD. The Word doesn’t return empty without accomplishing what it’s sent to do (Isaiah 55:11). I know the power of a seed sown because I am a product of someone telling me about Jesus. As we grab hold of this truth, the Word of God will go forth from this place and impact the nations. And I believe we will see a billion people come to the Lord.
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®
May it be done to me according to God’s Word. It’s a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I will keep my way pure according to the Word. I am revived, sustained, and strengthened according to the Word. God has dealt well with me, according to His Word! (Luke 1:38b; Psalm 119:105, 9, 25, 116, 28, 65)
ac·cord·ing to, prep.
In agreement or accord with. Consistent with; in conformity with. On the authority of.
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