One day I received a gift card that I stored in a special place for so long that I forgot I had it? Most gift cards have an expiration date, and if you donâ€™t use it, you will surely lose it! The same is true with the Word of God. No, the Word doesnâ€™t ever expire, but we have to take action and use His Word in order to receive His promises. Just like you exchange your gift card for the things you need at the store, His Word gives you the power to receive every promise He has for you.
When you declare His Word and keep your heart and mind open to Him, you are using the gift. You are opening the door for Him to move in your life. For example, if youâ€™re facing lack in any area, receive the gift of provision by declaring, my God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). If thereâ€™s a mountain in your way, receive the gift of victory that says, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).
Today and every day, use the gift Heâ€™s given you. Make His Word a priority and donâ€™t let it depart from your mouth or your blessings expire. As you do, Heâ€™ll make your way prosperous, and youâ€™ll enjoy the abundant life He has for you!
â€œKeep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.â€ (Joshua 1:8, NIV)
Yahweh, thank You for Your Word which is truth to set me free. Father, I determine in my heart to use my gifts before the expiration date, and set Your Word into motion in my life. God, keep me close to You so that I can please You in everything I do, in Christâ€™ name! Amen.