DIG for Wednesday the 28th of September….be still and know that He is God….Psalm 46 v 10

I’ve been listening to Andrew Wommack this morning giving some great teaching and he said an amazing statement.

He said, “going to church ruined his relationship with the Lord”.

Of course he qualified this statement by saying that it was too much activity that can block spiritual growth, indeed this is what his actual experience was.

We can get so busy, even with very good things and not necessarily with sin, that our relationship with the Lord can become less of a priority to us.

Being too busy “doing good things for the Lord” can make us spend less time with Him.

Even Jesus took time out to spend time with God the Father in prayer, what makes us think that we don’t have to!

We need to spend time with God on a regular basis.

If we are too busy we cannot live out Psalm 46 v 10.

We all need to take time to be still, to sit in prayer and mediation, to sit reading the Word; if we do this we will know He is God.

In order to truly know someone we need to spend time with him or her; the same is true for our relationship with God.

Time with the Lord needs to be a priority in our life; we may even need to stop doing “good” things in order to free up more time.

When did you last sit still for a decent period of time?

When did you last really take an hour or two to focus on the Word of God?

These are questions I will be pondering on this afternoon!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you want our relationship to improve, thank you that you will give me all the time I need”.

Psalm 46 v 10…..Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth


DIG for Tuesday the 27th of September…..grace and law are not supposed to be in balance…..Romans 6 v 14

After preaching one time I received the following feedback, “I loved what you said about grace but we need to balance that view with law”.

No, no, no!

That is not the case.

I would say that if there is any balance required it is 100% grace and 0% law.

Law and grace are two different things, based under two different covenants and were never meant to run alongside each other.

One was for pre-cross and the other is of post-cross; they were never designed to co-exist.

At the cross Jesus ‘replaced’ the old covenant (or law) with the new covenant (or grace).

Trying to balance law and grace, or live by both is impossible as they are mutually exclusive.

The Word says that sin cannot have dominion over us as we live under grace (Romans 6 v 14).

This verse also tells us another truth, that sin will have dominion over us if we try and live under law!

Failure is always the result of mixing law and grace.

Law is putting trust in yourself and your own works and that always ends in disaster; grace is trusting solely in the finished work of Jesus and that work was perfectly perfect!

Trust in Jesus, live under grace and have nothing to do with law.

Speak this out…..”Thank you Lord that I live under grace and not law”.

Romans 6 v 14…..For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under law, but under grace