May 29, 2017
READ: Hebrews 4:12-13
Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
Every time you have a quiet time, you are making an investment into your life. You sow the seed of the Word of God and it will yield the fruit of love, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. These fruits can only come as you sow a spiritual seed into your life.
Most Christians sow into the flesh (Galatians 6:8). They invest in their flesh. They invest time, money to the development of their flesh and their earthly existence. Others invest seeds of television, pleasure, sex, alcohol and drugs into their flesh. The harvests that come from such seeds are horrific.
Most pastors are pastoring sheep who live under the devastating effects of a massive harvest from the flesh. It is our duty as pastors to lead the sheep to invest in their spirits on a daily basis.
A daily quiet time burns away unwanted things. When this fire is received on a daily basis, no evil can remain as part of your character (Jeremiah 5:14). The Word of God is a fire. A daily dose of that fire will take care of every unwanted element in your personality or character. A quiet time leads to the breaking and burning of evil things in our lives; Christians who do not have quiet times often have bad characters.
A daily quiet time leads to the cutting away of unwanted aspects of our lives and character. Christians, who just listen to sermons on Sundays but have no regular cutting away of evil tendencies, are very different from those who have a regular quiet time.