The Daily WORD by Bishop Ronald Hardy, Sr.

“Becoming Fruitful”

Psalm 1:1-3

 

I believe that there is a desire in all of us to be fruitful.

 

We should want to be fruitful in life, or live a life of fruitfulness.

 

Fruitful – producing fruit; producing in abundance; productivity; profitable.

 

The Word of God teaches us that God intends for us to become fruitful.

 

Verse 3 says, “We shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”

 

The opposite of fruitfulness is to become barren

 

Barren – not producing, incapable of producing or unproductive.

 

The Lord never intended for us to live unproductive lives.

 

How do we become productive in life?

  1. Allow the Word of God to become your guide.

Psalms 1:1-2 says, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law or word of God; and in His law doth he meditate day and night.”

 

David said His word was a lamp unto his feet and a light unto his path. Allow the Word of God give you the direction you need.

 

  1. Be diligent.

Diligent – having a persistent effort to accomplish something.

Proverbs 10:4 says, “He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

 

  1. Have a plan of action to accomplish your goals.

James 2:17 says, “Even so faith, if it hath not work or action is dead, being alone.”

 

I believe that this is a season for you to become fruitful. Please know that the Lord wants you to be fruitful.

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The Daily WORD by Bishop Ronald Hardy, Sr.

“Lord Remember Me”

Acts 10:1-4

 

In verse 4, the angel told Cornelius that the Lord had remembered his prayers and alms to the poor or needy.

 

Remembrance – the act of remembering; the state of being remembered; to recall to mind.

 

I want you to know today that the Lord has not forgotten about you, and He is about to bring forth a manifestation of blessings on the things that you have already done on His behalf.

 

Hebrews 6:10 says, “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward His name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.”

 

The Lord remembered what Cornelius had done, and it was time to bring forth a manifestation upon it. I believe that the time is now for you.

 

I believe that the Lord is about to answer some long awaited prayers. Things you thought He may have forgotten about. If He did it for Cornelius, He will do it for you.

 

The Lord has also remembered what you have sown or given, and it is your time to reap. This is your due season.

 

Galatians 6:9 says, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.”

 

Be encouraged today, because the Lord has not forgotten about you.

 

Lord Remember Me.

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The Daily WORD by Bishop Ronald Hardy, Sr.

“Waiting on the Lord”

Psalms 62:5

 

David knew that waiting on the Lord was not a bad place to be in.

 

In Psalms 62:5 he said, “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. So, waiting on the Lord is a good place to be in, because it puts you in a place of expectancy.

 

When you are truly waiting on the Lord, you are in a place of expectancy.

 

Expectancy – that which one can look forward to having; to consider due, certain or likely

 

Expectancy creates excitement in your life. Are you really looking forward to God doing a certain thing in your life? If so, you should be excited.

 

Lamentations 3:25-26 says, “The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.”

 

I want you to know that God is good to those who wait on Him. He will even strengthen those who wait on Him. Psalms 27:14 says, “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”

 

Waiting does not mean that you are inactive. It means that you are in a place of not giving up. When you give up, you are no longer waiting on Him.

 

Here is a closing thought to remember. Isaiah 64:4 says, “For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by ear, neither hath eye seen, O God, beside thee, what He hath prepared for him that waiteth for Him.”

 

Things are already made ready for those who are truly waiting on the Lord.

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“The Promise of Reward”

Hebrews 11:6

 

The Lord rewards His people.

 

Reward – to award or compensate you; to cause one to profit.

 

You are in a season in which the Lord is releasing His rewards in your life.

 

I want to submit to you today, to stay in a position in which His rewards can be released in your life.

 

Remember in Hebrews 11:6 He says that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

 

Continue to diligently seek Him.

 

Diligently – to persistently seek Him.

 

You must continue to remain faithful in prayer.

 

God rewards the faithful.

 

Proverbs 28:20 says, “A faithful man or woman shall abound with blessings.”

 

I want you know that God will never short change you. You will never be able to say, “He only gave me this much.”

 

His rewards are so great.

 

Great – extremely large or larger than others of the same kind.

 

Matthew 5:12 says, “Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven.”

 

Psalms 31:19 says, “Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men.”

 

Just keep your trust in Him, because He will surely reward you.

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“How to Walk By Faith Part 2”

II Corinthians 5:7

 

Faith lives by the promises of God.

 

If you are truly walking by faith, you are living by the promises of God.

 

II Peter 1:4 says, “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”

 

The promises of God are for you, but it requires faith in action for you to possess them.

 

In other words, you cannot walk by faith without an action plan.

 

Some people will hear what God has said, and believe by faith it is theirs, but they don’t have any action toward what God has said.

 

James 2:17 says, “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.”

 

In verse 18, he says, “I will shew thee my faith by my works or action.”

 

You have to learn how to put action to what you are believing the Lord for according to His word.

 

The final key point to walking by faith is that you have to break free of the natural way of thinking.

 

I Corinthians 2:14 says, “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto Him: neither can He know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

 

What the Lord wants to do in your life is past your natural way of thinking.

 

Remember, we walk by faith and not by sight.

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“How to Walk By Faith”

II Corinthians 5:7

 

The Apostle Paul lets us know that as believers we walk by faith, and not by sight, because faith is a progressive force in our lives. Faith is the key to a progressive life in God.

 

When you learn to walk by faith, you will never be at a standstill, even though it may look like it.

 

Walk – to be in a constant motion; to go or advance; to move by steps.

 

Psalms 37:23 says, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and He delighted in His way.”

 

If we are going to keep stepping with the Lord, we have to do it by faith.

 

One of the first keys to walking by faith is to know that faith is not determined by what you see, but it is determined by what you hear.

 

The bible says in Romans 4:18 that Abraham who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken.

 

His faith was not in what he was seeing, but it was in what he heard.

 

Another key to walking by faith is staying tapped into what keeps your faith strong.

 

Some Christians struggle with walking by faith, because they have allowed their faith to get weak.

 

Whenever our legs get weak it is hard for us to continue to walk. The same is true with our faith.

 

How do we keep our faith strong? Romans 10:17 says, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

 

We must continue to hear the word of God on regular basis.

 

One of the ways that you hear is through a true man or woman of God who preaches the word.

 

Romans 10:14-15 says, “How shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach except they be sent?”

 

Another way is to study the word of God. Stay tuned for Part 2 on “How to Walk by Faith.”

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The Daily WORD by Bishop Ronald Hardy, Sr.

“Having a Grateful Heart”

Psalm 92:1&2

 

As children of God, we need to have a grateful heart because the Lord has been good to all of us in His own way.

 

Grateful – feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; to be thankful.

 

A grateful heart is not a heart that is always complaining. Are you always complaining about something?

 

A grateful heart is not a heart that is discontent, never satisfied and always unhappy about things.

 

When you have a grateful heart, you have a deep appreciation and thanks for what the Lord has done in your life. Just stop and think for a moment about what the Lord has done for you.

 

One of the secrets to having a grateful heart is to know that what He has done for you is undeserved.

 

What the Lord has done, and is doing in your life, is undeserved. It has come out of His goodness. Psalms 145:9 says, “The Lord is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works.” All represents you too.

 

On this day, I am challenging you to have a grateful heart. Have a deep appreciation for all that he has done.

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