October 1, 2021
John 1:1 NIV
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
As we begin a new month let’s take a few moments and meditate on the beginning. The beginning of everything we know began with the Word. John goes on to tell us that through the Word everything was made. That Word is also life and we know that that Word became flesh and dwelt among us. So how do I apply that knowledge? Well, as I begin this month I need to recognize that I need to be with God. Not only do I need to be with God, I need to live life through the Word. I cannot have success if I declare that I receive Jesus, but then I don’t live life through Him.
As I live life through Him, I say what He says. The Word of God now is not only my life, but my lifestyle. I live my life through the Word. I live my life through the words I say. I release the power and life of God in the world around me by saying what God says. I say that I am the head and not the tail. I say that the favor of the Lord surrounds me like a shield. I say that I am the Body of Christ. I say that all of my children are taught of the Lord. I say that wealth and riches are in my house. I say that I am satisfied with long life. I say that I dwell in the shelter of the Most High. I see myself and my life the way the Word describes it. I declare that the eyes of my understanding are enlightened and that I humble myself before the Lord. I am loved by God and I love my neighbors as myself. I invite you to begin this month with me in the Word. Let’s live this life with God.
Thank You Lord for a new month and new beginnings. Help me to live each day with You declaring Your Word. Make me more and more like You so that Your glory can be seen in me. In Jesus’ Name…
Deidra B. Johnson, PhD