Alan Platt | Pay attention!
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Pay attention!

Hebrews 2:1: “Pay the closest attention, take heed in what you have heard.”

Do you know who you really are? Do you know what God says about you? You had better pay the closest attention.

The name of the game of life on earth is not mere survival, but life and abundance. God has made a statement over our lives in Christ Jesus. And as I become addicted to what God has said concerning me, I refuse to expect any lesser degree of life. I refuse to settle for less.

I know I have to pay close attention to what He has said, because the thief comes to steal and to kill. But Jesus has come to give me life and to give it to me more abundantly. Jesus proved in a human body that the life of God could be lived on earth without interruption. For 33 years he proved and validated our design.

If we really listen to the Word of God and treasure the Word in our hearts, we will find that life will flow out of it. Proverbs 4:23 says: “Keep your heart with all diligence,  for out of it are the issues of life.”

Other translations indicate that out of the heart are the ‘outgoings of life’, or ‘flow the actions of life’. The heart is the source of all life. You must begin to guard your heart more than anything else that needs to be guarded, more than your wealth, property or anything that you own.

The Word makes an investment in your heart, but you must make it your own. Only then, out of it will flow the issues of life. It flows out of the innermost being because God is at work within you both to will, and to do for His good pleasure.

The man who does not pay attention to what God establishes in his heart, deceives himself, and interrupts the source of divine energy flowing through his life! The bible says he forgets what manner of man he is.

James says 1:22-24:  “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror;  for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.”

 

 

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