BETWEEN THE LINES a frontline devotional

S.T.A.N.D.A.R.D. (Part 3)

Day 12


Additional Reading: 2 Peter 1:1-4, 5-8, 9-12James 1:22

In our acronym for STANDARD today we are focused on the A: application. Our two verses for today talk to us about being doers of what we have learned, what we have heard, and what we see in the Word. Application is taking something and putting it to use. Think for a moment about the application of paint. There are correct steps to get the desired result. First, you see an area in need of change. Next, you prepare that area by sanding or filling holes or maybe taping off a section. Following that, you can set up the supplies, brushes or rollers, a paint stirrer, etc… then you can start to put the paint on the applicator, transferring paint to the space desired. Application is a process of putting to use what you have, so let’s think of this application in spiritual terms now.

We have the Word of God to apply to our lives that will transform us! We start this application process by John 15:5 which talks about staying joined to the Vine. We seek after the Lord for what we have need of. We take a scripture verse from the Word of Life, receiving it, decreeing it and acting on it! It’s the step of acting on it that is essential. Remember from our salvation devotional that our behavior should mirror our beliefs so it is time to put it all into action. We choose to obey the truth we’ve heard, and then we become doers of the Word, not just hearers.

Application of God’s Word to your daily life will get easier the more you do it. The more you practice a skill, the easier it becomes and the more proficient at it you are. Same with being skillful in the Word: you will not have to read the verse, it will just come from your memory and that will always be your first response without needing to think about it.

Where can you apply a new coat of the Word to in your life? What scripture will you put on?

Walk with the King…


Harvest Church