Fixed!

In the last few days, I read through Psalms 119 and while reading, I observed something pertinent; I observed King David pointing out his fixation. Here are a few verses that shows what I noticed:

“Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.” (verse 92)

“I have sworn, and I will perform it , that I will keep thy righteous judgments.” (verse 106)

“Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.” (verse 143)

“Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.” (verse 157)

Another one like the others from another chapter is this: “He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. Psalms 112:7

You see, the primary reason why so many believers are not able to hold on in unpleasant times; not being able to withstand slight changes in normal circumstances is because they aren’t fixed.

When something is fixed into a certain place, there is usually a high chance of it not being shaken out of its’ place (depending on the strength of attachment). The same principle applies to our lives as Christians; if we are not fixed in the right place, we would be easily “tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness.” (Ephesians 4:14)

What’s our hold like?

If we are to be fixed, who, what or where would be our hold?

The answer is clear and simple: carefully looking through how King David put it (take Psalms 119 for instance), we see that his hold is on God’s word.

“Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.” (verse 143)

1. We must have an understanding of God’s Word.

Truth be told, we are living in times where people’s attention (even that of God’s children) are being diverted to what this perverse world can offer and, unfortunately, many are falling for the tread. But, because, you and I must not fall along, we have to be fixed— fixed on God’s word.

We must be intentional about studying the Bible, meditating on it and also believing it. Many of us are living in oblivion of God’s commandments and promises to us. We easily fall for every dart of the enemy because we are ignorant of God’s word to conquer. This ought not to be. So, if you want to be fixed, be conversant with the scriptures. Infact, take reading the Bible as a lifelong pursuit; read it by yourself as it’s the knowledge of what God says that can keep us sailing in these times.

“But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.” 2nd Timothy 3:14

2. Be obedient to God’s commands.

One way by which we prove that we are fixed onto God is by obeying Him. Of course, we can’t claim to love God if we do not keep (obey) His commandments. (John 14:15)

Meanwhile, giving in to God’s words at some times may not be easy but we can. See how to here

3. Put the whole of your trust in God.

Jesus did not tell us that life in this present world would be fair . He told us the truth— “In the world ye shall have tribulation”. Meanwhile, He gave us a sure comfort: “be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

There, He was telling us to trust in Him. And, if we do, we would look to Him as “the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2) He would be our standard in life situations. And, we get to trust God (practically) by knowing His will, obeying Him and holding on to the potent power in His words.

“He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. Psalms 112:7

I tell you once more: the Devil is on a desperate rage to harvest souls— your mind, will and emotions and so many are falling for his schemes already. If only you would rise to know what God is saying, key into it and work from that fixture, then, would you “be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.” (Psalms 125:1)

And, together, we stay fixed!

 

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