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Listening to God

    Prayer Scriptures

    Key to prayer is knowing Him (2 Timothy 1:12)

    December 20, 2018

    What is prayer? I think it is both listening to and talking to God. The key to an effective prayer life is spending time getting to know God through reading His Word and conversing with Him. Conversing is more than just listing off our grocery list of items we need. It is learning how to approach God, the Creator of the universe from the Bible. The greater our knowledge of Him becomes, the more effective our prayers will become. Prayer to know 3 things

    In Paul’s letter to Timothy, he states: “I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day”   2 TIMOTHY 1:12

    I Know Him that I believe in

    Just like getting to know any person, you make it your goal to learn about them. You ask them questions. You read their writings. You listen to their conversations. What do they like? What don’t they like? Know and believe God’s love

    I’m convinced He is able to guard

    Because God is trustworthy, He will keep your secrets. He is take care of the things I give Him. He is capable to answer prayer. He is wanting to help. He is powerful in both desire and ability to act on our behalf. God names the stars

    What I have committed to Him

    But another key is to commit things to Him. To commit is to entrust and not take back. Easy to say- harder to do.  The word “committed” also indicates the meaning of making a deposit. When I deposit money in my bank account, I am entrusting it there. What if after we pray, we continue to say “I believe He will take care of what I gave Him and He is working on it”. That is far better than worry, isn’t it? How to live carefree

    To do: Today when you read the Bible, make it your goal to know God through what you read. What did He say, what did He do? How did He respond? Then talk to God just like you would anyone else. Be honest.

    Prayer: Dear God, I want to really get to know You better. When I read Your Word, please show me more about Yourself. I commit the areas to You that I am worrying about and cast the care on You.

  • Devotions

    Devotion about God’s calling your name

    Today I took my usual walk in my neighborhood and overheard the loud call “Maggie?” “Maggie?” My neighbor asked if I had seen their missing terrier dog? They were frantically trying to locate the…

    June 13, 2018
  • Personal Devotions

    God’s will not my will

    The will is a powerful thing. There is God’s will.  There is my will.  There is the will of those who live with me. There is the will of those I work with. With…

    November 6, 2017