What you do daily will determine what you have in this life. You will always reap anywhere and anything you sow.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
1. Strong Christians Feed Their Spirit.
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
We cannot live on just food for our body, we need food for our spirit, too.
You feed your spirit by reading God’s Word everyday. You must arrange your schedule around the Word instead of trying to make the Word fit into your busy life. That means the Word of God has to become a priority in your life. Its not just something you do in your spare time.
2. Strong Christians Build Their Faith.
Faith is your responsibility. The only one who can guarantee that you enjoy a strong faith is yourself. God has given you the tools you need to develop a very strong faith. The kind of faith that moves mountains, shuts the mouths of lions, quenches the flames of fire, turns weakness to strength, and puts whole armies to flight.
You build that kind of faith by hearing the Word of God again and again (Romans 10:17). Feeding your faith is the seed; hearing it again and again is how you water the seed and build faith. As you feed your spirit, remember that faith comes by hearing, but so does doubt. So, what are you listening to? What is the news telling you? What are your friends telling you? Guard the precious Word you’ve sown into your heart by refusing to consume anything contrary.
When you build your faith by hearing the Word on a daily basis, truth will come, faith will come and then victory will come.
3. Strong Christians Speak the Word.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
You are what you speak.
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Strong Christians speak the Word and only the Word over their lives and the lives of those around them. They know it is often a matter of life and death. And, they don’t intend to waste the power and authority Jesus provided for them.
To get to a place where you speak the Word over every situation, work on mastering the first two habits. By putting God’s Word in your heart on a daily basis, speaking His Word will become easy and will naturally flow out from you as a reaction to any situation.
When the devil tempted Jesus, He answered back with the word only (Matthew 4:1-11).
When He came across a fig tree that didn’t produce, He didn’t just accept it. He talked to it (Mark 11:12-14).
God uses words to call those things which be not as though they were and we also need to do the same.
No matter what you’re faced with, speak healing, speak blessing, speak abundance, speak forgiveness, speak peace. Speak the Word again and again and again and again. Fire off Scripture like a machine gun. Confess God’s Word in faith and it will change your life.
4. Strong Christians Control Their Thought Life.
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.
Your thoughts affect your words, which affect your health, prosperity, joy, peace and every other area of your life.
Focus on what you’re thinking about. When your thoughts wander off to things like, you’re not going to get healed; you’re going to die; you’ll never get promoted; how do you capture thoughts like these and cast them down? You resist them. You answer them. Never let your thoughts go unanswered.
The more you hive yourself to the study of God’s word and meditate on it, negative thoughts won’t find place in you and you will become a master at thought. To meditate means you don’t just hear it: you focus on it, contemplate it and give it serious attention. That’s how you enlarge your capacity for faith, and that’s why the most spiritual people you will ever meet are those who spend time meditating on the Word of God.
5. Strong Christians Anchor Their Heart Through Praise.
I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Praise is a language of faith and a language of receiving. A strong Christian is fluent in praise. That’s why we’re called to bless the Lord at all times because no matter what is happening in our lives, we have countless reasons to thank Him for what He has done, what He is doing, and what we know He will do.
If praise is continually in your mouth, does that mean only when it’s good? No. That’s easy. Praise is an act of faith. If you believe you receive what you’ve asked, you’ll thank God for it even if it hasn’t manifested. Praise says, “I know it’s coming.”
Strong Christians know there is a connection between praise and strength. They know a spirit of praise puts you in position and produces spiritual strength.
6. Strong Christians Pray in the Spirit.
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.
A strong Christian knows the importance of keeping his spiritual battery charged. That’s where praying in other tongues comes in. When you pray in the spirit, you edify yourself, which means to improve or uplift. It strengthens your spirit and builds you up in your faith.
The powerful part of praying in other tongues is that it allows you to pray above what you know in the natural. It takes you into the spiritual realm and opens the door to revelation, wisdom, instruction and encouragement.
7. Strong Christians Get Rid of Baggage.
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
Remove anything that would slow you down in your walk with God so that we can enjoy victory.
What kind of baggage are you carrying today? Worry, anxiety, stress or fear? Maybe it’s a habit of sin you haven’t removed or unforgiveness that’s been festering for years. Whatever it is, make the decision to get rid of it today! It’s slowing you down. Take off anything that is hindering you, and run your race to victory!
Cripple the enemy today and ensure the kind of victory you’ve always dreamed of.
This is the life you were meant to live.