Man Shall Not Live By Bread Alone
The only way to be successful in our Christian life is by complete dedication to the word of God.
The word of God is the revealed will and thoughts of God. The will of God is hidden until it is revealed to man. The written word of God is revealed and documented. It is also generic in nature. The specific word of God is the one that the Holy Spirit is constantly speaking to us. We need both to be successful. Jesus was devoted to the will of God. When the written and specific word of God is embraced wholeheartedly, God will manifest Himself. When waiting upon the Lord, it is vital to follow the direction of the Holy Spirit. He is our counsellor and guide. He alone knows what we should pray for. We should follow the prayer supplications that He whispers into our hearts in order not to pray amiss.
The Holy Spirit’s direction is also the word of God. Remember that Jesus was led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit to be tempted. Jesus did not just get up and decide to fast for forty days, He was led by the Holy Spirit. To effectively follow the word of God, we must avoid following other people’s dreams, visions and passions. It is only the plan of God for our lives, revealed through the Holy Spirit that will yield result. We must live by His word alone.