Facts and Fervency

I’ve a strong concern for God’s people to move from knowledge to experience. I am not saying that we should dispense with knowledge and strive for experience only. Facts (God’s facts, found in His Word) acted on, bring fervency. Acting on the facts includes understanding them, deciding to believe them, obeying them, and applying them in our lives. It is possible to agree with the facts and do nothing about them. However, when a child of God opens himself or herself to acting on the facts, something happens! It may, or may not, be obvious immediately but it will become obvious, as we continue with a teachable heart. Remember the disciples at Emmaus reflecting on their travel Companion, Who journeyed with them on the way there. Luke quotes them in Luke 24:32: “….Did not our heart burn within us, while He talked with us by the way, and while He opened to us the Scriptures.” In John 6:63, Jesus said: “….the Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life.” When we, who are born again, go beyond reading a book and begin hearing God addressing us and telling us things, we will be conscious of the resurrection Life pulsating through the Bible. It is a supernatural Book that we can be enabled by the Holy Spirit to increasingly understand and by which we are changed. When we recognize the voice of God, there will be a fervency in our lives. Howard A. Walter gave us the hymn, “I Would Be True,” in the third stanza of which he offers insight on our subject today. “I would be prayerful thru each busy moment; I would be constantly in touch with God. I would be tuned to hear His slightest whisper. I would have faith to keep the path Christ trod — I would have faith to keep the path Christ trod.” Selah! Knowing that we are interacting with God Almighty, our Father, will bring fervency to our lives. This may be a visible excitement, or an internal joy and thrill, or both!   Ron

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