When a man is drunk, it becomes obvious to everybody that sees him, and they'd say he's under the influence of alcohol. If he's constantly afraid, they'd say he's living in a state of fear. If he's anxious, they'd say he's in a state of anxiety. My point is, the subjects often used to describe the state of a man are usually abstract, yet their occurrences are undeniable. If this is the case, why can't believers live under the influence of God? I'd like to hear people say things like "he's under the influence of God's word". Instead of living in a state of fear and anxiety, what's wrong with living in a state of favour?
Let's study God's word till we get drunk, and become influenced by it. The only time many Christians live under the influence of God's word is just after a Sunday service. Amazingly, people also notice when a person is living under a demonic influence. Peter went to preach in a place, and after a while, the people exclaimed that "the gods have come down in the likeness of men". They knew that it was God that influenced him to speak the way he did. Handkerchiefs and aprons were taken from Paul and used to heal the sick. They couldn't find anything against Daniel, except the God that he served. Jesus lived in a state of favour, even fishes gave money to him.
That's how far we'd go on today's Timely Note. But take these last words; CHOOSE THE STATE YOU LIVE IN, BECAUSE GOD IS ONLY COMMITTED TO YOUR CHOICE. LET YOUR LIFE REFLECT THE GOD YOU SERVE, BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL DOUBT YOUR FAITH IF IT DOESN'T. Have a most fruitful weekend! In Jesus precious name!
An Inspiration of The Almighty