Below is an article I came across that fits into our discussion concerning Biblical Actionable Intelligence. Enjoy!
Biblical Actionable Intelligence: Spiritual Nutrition, Word Application!
november 26, 2019
Spiritual Intelligence and Nutrition: I am defining as actionable faith – the act of doing what you see God do, and Intelligence is the understanding of what’s placed before you to do. Using as your guide, the Word of God and His Holy Spirit. I am calling the Word application actionable intelligence because spiritual power can only be obtained by means of expecting, believing, understanding and obeying the Word heard, and then receiving it’s benefits by faith in God. Faith is acting on the Word of God to effect change in the world. When you believe and understand the Word heard, you then take action on it by DOING SOMETHING.
I like reading the message bible because it’s words are more clearly stated in contemporary phrases and one can better understand its intentions and application. When the Holy Spirit said to me, I have given you the key, He was not only referring to understanding the Word but also applying the Word I hear. When I read love the Lord your God with all your heart and love others as yourself. I understand that to apply this to my daily life I must consider every negative thought, action or word spoken out of my mouth, and to make it align with how I feel about God and myself. I therefore meditate on why I view or feel the negative to make it coincide with my view of myself. I know that to love God with all my heart is to be more like him in a spiritual nature and not give way to the lust of the flesh.
This is important because without an understanding to apply the word read we miss reaping its benefit. This is also why proverbs tell us “in all your getting get an understanding”. And the book of James tells us to not just hear the Word but be a doer also. This means understanding how to apply the Word is a master key to entering The Kingdom of God and victory in your life. The Word of God will work if you work it!
“Worry weighs us down; a cheerful word picks us up.” Proverbs 12:25 MSG.
In the case of worry pulling you down, one can feel their stress level increase with each negative thought. Documenting what you are thinking and saying at the point of sluggish or depressed feelings will show you, “you are your own worst enemy”. The words coming out of your mouth are your very own prophecies. The issue is not our family, neighbors, community nor what’s happening in the World. The Word of God can correct this issue by learning to move and abide in the Holy Spirit and let go of things you cannot change, changing the things you can and trusting God for everything else. This is key to a peaceful existence. Herein is the power of the Holy Spirit of God to transform your fears to faith, hope and life. Energy flows where attention goes; if you think negative thoughts long enough negative actions will follow. Positive thinking is required for positive actions. I hear you saying, but I am practicing positive thinking but the negative things continue to happen to me. This can be the results of the season you are in (Matthew 5), the power of truth coming into being that cancels out falsehood or just a need for more knowledge and wisdom on the subject. The Holy Ghost comes to destroy your enemies but to save you. Deliverance only come at the point of divine completion. I say to you first and foremost to have faith in God and to encourage yourself through reading the Word, praising and worshipping the Lord.
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4 KJVAE. “Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.” 1 Peter 2:12 KAE.
Nate Smith is a college baseball and football coach, a husband, a father of 6 girls, grandpa to 2 granddaughters, a police chaplain, and has a passion to see men grow in Christ.
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