The Rhythm of Your Life- P.6 (5.1516)

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Psalm 119:133
Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

To live a life in rhythm with God, you have to be in rhythm with His Word. You can’t be in rhythm with the Word if you haven’t heard the Word.

Psalm 63:6
When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

We should be receiving and meditating on the Word of God daily.

Psalm 5:3
[3] My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord ; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

Psalm 19:14
[14] Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord , my strength, and my redeemer.

God doesn’t look at the outward appearance. He looks at the heart. Do you think the meditations of your heart would be pleasing to God?

1 Samuel 16:7
the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

Jesus said that the issues of life come from the heart. What are you spending your time on? Whatever you sow into your life will be what’s in your heart. Whatever is in your heart will be what comes out of your mouth.

Proverbs 4:23
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Sow God’s Word into your heart daily. Meditate on it. Thats the only way to walk in rhythm with Him.

There is a Biblical order and a process to faith: Hear, Meditate, Confess.

HEAR– Receive the word by preaching, reading it, listening to it… etc.
MEDITATE– Think on what you have heard. Develop an image in your mind of it coming true in your life. This step is very important because if you don’t take time to meditate on the Word, you will be easily talked out of it. When the time comes to confess, you cannot be moved by what you see in the natural.
CONFESS– Life and death are in the power of the tongue. After you have built up your faith by meditating on God’s Word, you can then speak it and expect to have what you say.

Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

You may be tested on this process of faith. Don’t let what you see naturally sway you from the image of faith that you have built based on the promises in God’s Word. Don’t let your word’s be contrary to what you are believing by faith. Speak in line with the Word of God.

Joshua went through this trial.
Joshua 1:6-8
[6] Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. [7] Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. [8] This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

God told Joshua He would give him Jericho, and not to be afraid. His instruction was to meditate on His Word. Notice in the following verses: naturally, Jericho was still inhabited and locked up. Joshua didn’t yet have it in his possession. Yet, in verse 2, God said, “See, I have given into thine hand Jericho…” God was telling Joshua to build an image of the promise He had given him (that he would take Jericho) in his mind. It was that promise that Joshua and the Israelites meditated on for 6 days as they walked around the city in silence. On the 7th day, they had what God promised them.

Joshua 6:1-3,16,20
[1] Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. [2] And the Lord said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour. [3] And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days. [16] And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the Lord hath given you the city. [20] So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.

Live by faith:
Hab 2:4
Gal 3:11
Romans 1:17
Heb 10:38