“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” (Hebrews 4:12, NLT)
As KingdomNomics thinkers, we want to know God and need to press on to experience him. As surely as we know that the sun will rise tomorrow, we know that God responds to those who pursue him. We want to grow with the growth that comes from him! And as we grow, we see that God is preparing to do something amazing in our lives. He may bring to light a new opportunity, or a new revelation of himself, or even provide a resource that is beyond anything we could ask, think, or imagine. The possibilities are endless.
So, how do we go about experiencing God and growing in our relationship with him? The most important source of our knowledge of God is found in his Word, the Bible. We need to read it, study it, and apply it to our lives. We need to memorize key verses that will help us stay focused on the things God wants us to do in his world. This is a key principle of KingdomNomics: our thinking and actions must be grounded firmly in the Word of God. And, as a direct result, our converterlating is influenced by our understanding and application of what we internalize from the Bible.
One of the ways that I have found to incorporate God’s Word into my life is through a process I call soak, sow, and flow. We soak our minds in the truths of Scripture, which allows us to sow them into our circumstances, and have the Holy Spirit flow through them.
In order to experience the soak, sow, and flow process, we need to memorize and meditate on core verses—what I call “Spiritual M & Ms”—that will guide our thinking on a daily basis. We want to read God’s Word, live it, and then let God perform his will through us. The goal here is to have the Word of God personally operating in our everyday lives.
In the Old Testament we read, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it” (Psalm 81:10, ESV, emphasis added). We want to open our lives up to the truth of God’s Word so that he will fill our lives with his goodness. Later in the book of Psalms we read, “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103, ESV). God’s Word is wonderfully sweet to our inner being.
In what ways do you allow God’s Word to guide and direct you on a daily basis?
Converterlators depend on God’s Word to guide all that they do.
Link to Chapter 7 of Converterlator “Soaking Our Minds in God’s Word” and/or article “Soak, Sow, Flow” under Supernatural Relationship