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Faith Food Devotional

Giving the Word First Place

August 30, 2016

"Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counselors" (Ps. 119:24).

When the crises or tests come, too many Christians say, "What are we going to do now?"

The crises of life come to us all. But if you are Word-oriented, the first thing you will think about is, "What does the Word say about it?"

I pastored nearly twelve years, and I found that churches have problems just like families do. They have discipline problems, financial problems, and so forth.

I never discussed church problems with the people, because the more you talk about problems, the bigger they seem to get. But sometimes my deacon board would talk about church problems, and sure enough, the more they talked about them, the bigger the problems seemed to get.

Then one of the deacons would look at me and say, "Oh, Brother Hagin, what in the world are we going to do?"

I'd smile and say, "We're going to act like the Bible is true!"

Making that little statement would cause those deacons to sigh with relief. "It is true, isn't it," they'd say. "Sure it is," I'd say.

It's amazing how things would straighten out when we acted like the Bible is true!

Confession: Lord, thy testimonies are my counselors. I put them first. I put God's Word first. I act like it's so.

Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications