One mistake people make in their walk with God is being onesided. People may do the things I listed above and be true prayer warriors, what are you parring your prayer time with Bible time? Did you understand the question? Essentially, are you reading your Bible daily?
We know it is important to pray, I’ve been doing a 30-day prayer devotional and I’m on day 17. One thing has become increasingly clear, prayer is important, but reading God’s word is equally important. When we pray, we are talking to God. When we read our Bible, he is talking to us. If we are only praying, then we are having a one-sided conversation. We are telling God what we want, what we desire, the things he can do for us and our friends and family. What about what we need to be doing for God? Things we should be changing to be more godly, more humble, more kind to one another?
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path.
The Bible is a map, it is our direction, it is God telling us what we need to do, and the right way to do it.
When I start my Bible time, the first thing I do is say a prayer. I thank God for waking me up and giving me another chance to live my best life for him, and then I pray for my Bible time I am about to have. Yes, that’s right, I pray for my Bible time. I ask God to open my ears and eyes to what he wants me to know and I ask Him to open the eyes of my heart, to make it clear what he wants of me, and to give me the courage to obedient heart to do it. After my Bible time, comes my prayer time. I pray about what I just read, and what I believe He wants me to do. I talk it over with Him, I elaborate and make sure I understand what I just read, in essence understanding what I believe God wants of me that day. It is a wonderful experience.
So remember, prayer is necessary, I Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to pray without ceasing. This is us talking to God.
AND II Timothy 3:16-17 tells us All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
So by reading God’s word, he teaches us what we need to do, and rebukes and corrects us when we aren’t doing what we’re supposed to do. He does this so that we may be equipped to do his work. In other words, reading and praying go hand in hand. AMEN!
How is your reading and prayer time lately? Are you praying more than you are studying your Bible (meaning are you talking too much when you should be listening more to his word?) How are you changing things up? Let me know in the comments below.
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