Read The Bible Daily And Pray Often

There are three things that if we do them, our spiritual life in Christ will increase more than you would ever believe. Those things are reading the Bible daily, praying often, and serving God. Reading God’s word will help us gain a real understanding of God and then know how to do His will later on, not our own desires that come from our wicked hearts. We will gain important wisdom from God, not man, that we can take throughout our lives and grow in the faith daily because of it. Even when we are sharing our faith with people, verses will start flowing from our lips, since the Spirit is with us. And not only this, because our prayer time is now different than the past, we can now sense the Holy Spirit when we pray. Even what to pray for and ask is now sincere and selfless. We don’t just pray for our needs but also pray for the needs, salvation, and healing in other people’s lives. Doing this causes us to go forth and be God’s disciple. We no longer go right to our TV, or smartphone/tablet when we go home, but go to God’s Word, pray, or even worship God in song. This leads us to get out of our homes and start witnessing God’s truth while on the streets. And because we are now out doing God’s will, the Spirit will lead us to people who are desirous to be saved and be drawn to Him.

As David said, this will also become a reality for us when we start reading the Bible daily. We will say with joy and conviction, “I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me. How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119:101-105) “I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.” (Psalm 119:16) This we will also understand. “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6,7) And because we now love to read the Bible and pray, doing God’s will comes naturally. This is called the reborn lifestyle. When we die to sin and are raised up into newness of life in baptism. We experience this in baptism, and throughout our lives, we continue to let God conform us into His perfect will. This is not a struggle, but a natural thing to let God lead us in all things spiritual. God has spiritual gifts for us all, but we must be willing to serve Him for them to become a reality in our lives.

Sinner’s pray:
Oh Lord, we love You and repent of all our sins. Please forgive us for forsaking You all these many days, weeks, months, and hours. We are sorry for serving other things, for we know that we ought to put You first in our lives. So, God, convict us of our sins. Change our lives and conform us into Your perfect will. We confess that our priorities have been messed up and we ask that You forgive us. Have mercy upon our souls. This doesn’t mean that we desire forgiveness now, that we might do the same things later on. What we desire is for You to rip out of our lives every unclean thing. Set our heart to serve You and to be a light unto this lost generation. Lord, the TV set and my smartphone has taken up way to much time in my life and I am sorry for all the wasted moments. Even for this little time that I have left on this earth, begin to use me for Your kingdom. Every day that I have breath, keep me on Your righteous path, that I may not fall. Your ways are pure, holy, and faithful, and I wish to have these same characteristics in my life always. Lord, lead me far from temptation, that I may not fall victim to the same things as before. I have learned from my mistakes and am ready to serve You now. For, Lord, You are my God and my delight. I am made clean because You are my Savior and Redeemer. May I learn as I read the Bible daily. Help me to see my own and other people’s needs in prayer. I want to serve You now, so lead me in Your light. I love You, Jesus. Amen.

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