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In the things of God, you are expected to grow. Just like physical food makes us grow, develop and have strong bones, the same way, your spirit man or the inner man ought to grow.

You see, when you start out in God, you may be twenty five years old, but you are actually a spiritual baby. That is why the Bible talks about the milk of the word and the meat of the word.

The more you search God’s word, attend Bible studies, learn to pray, the more you will grow and master your situations and circumstances.

Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge. – Proverbs 23:12 (KJV)

Relationships or marriages do not work out because you are a Christian! It works out because you know what to do! Being born again ensures you make heaven, but what ensures victory on earth is to know what to do in specific situations and your ability to draw wisdom from God’s word.

If marriage is an institution, learning is inevitable! As a matter of fact, your success in that marriage is predicated on your ability to learn principles and apply them.

Knowledge of God’s word will set you free. What you know can push to the top of the ladder. What you don’t know can get you demoted. So, it is in the things of the spirit. No wonder the devil does all things possible to make sure you don’t study God’s word!

Ever wondered why your eyes are so bright when you are watching a film and you are so alert but you start to doze when it comes to God’s word? The one that studied God’s word through the night and the one that made calls talking sweet nonsense would not have same result at the end of the day. One is sowing to the flesh and the other to the spirit and there will be a distinguishing!

Learning from God’s word constantly is a must if you will have victory. There are three processes involved here.

1. Knowledge acquisition.

Knowledge is the accumulation of facts. Read wide. Search for answers. Don’t just assume. Assumption is the lowest form of knowledge. The difference between you and the person you admire is what that person knows.

2. Understanding.

Understanding is the arrangement of facts. Now, you have read, but you must process the facts and sort them. Meditate on them.

3. Wisdom.

It is the application of knowledge. When you apply what you have learnt, that becomes wisdom for you. That is why Pro 23:12 says ‘apply your heart unto instruction…’

To be continued…

I keep at self-development. I search for knowledge daily

Lord, give me a heart that pants after your word daily.

Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured. – Proverbs 13:18 (KJV)

Decide to build a Marriage library. Get books and materials on marriage and learn as much as you can.

John 7


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