In the following weeks we shall be looking at ways to maintain our growth in Christ Jesus.
1) DEPEND on the Living Water
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly with all wisdom. The need to have Christ's word remain within us must never be under-estimated; when studied and applied, it will effect a lasting change in every area of human personality.
His word must be our final authority, for it is in His word we see that Satan and his cohorts are defeated foes and in Christ we have authority over them. Learn specific promises of God and appropriate them.
For example: 3And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity]. 5Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. 6In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
CONFESSION - I will give Christ's word the 1st priority in my life: my thinking, my talking and my acting. His word shall be my final authority.
Ps 1:3; Ps 37:3; Ps 71:5; Prov 3:5-6; Isa 12:2; Isa 50:10; Col 3:16-17