Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Word and Prayer


lifewords  11.16.10  The Word and prayer 

I pray today  that you will be found in the secret place of prayer,  praying to your Father who sees in secret and rewards openly!  As you pray, spend much time reading the Word, for prayer is a two way communication.  Powerful prayer is praying according to the Word of God. Remember in  John 15:7, Jesus makes an amazing statement.  Memorize this one.

"If you abide in Me

and My Words abide in you,

ask what you will and it shall be done for you."

What a powerful prayer promise!  And for the Word to abide in us means time not only reading it, but meditating on it, memorizing it, writing it, speaking it, obeying it.  This verse speaks of a relationship with God's Word. For the Word to abide in our hearts, it must first be planted there, then watered and cared for. It must be protected from the predators that would attempt to steal it from our hearts. Weeds must be kept out! But as we put Psalm 1 into practice, delighting in meditating on the Word day and night, God's living Word will begin to abide, to dwell in us.  We will understand how to pray according to the will of God in His Word and not our own thoughts. Paul admonishes that the Word of God is to "dwell in us richly." Much time  with the Lord, meditating on His Word is the key to effective, faith filled praying that moves mountains.  What an adventure!

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