Five Promises for Your Bible Reading and Prayer

May 7, 2013

“Do you consistently seek God in the word and prayer? Or have you tried again and again, become discouraged, and given up? And even if you do get time with God, is it life-giving? Or is it just going through the motions, reading an assigned passage, praying through your list, and being relieved when it’s over?”

Back in January, Steve Fuller asked these questions in his post, “Five Promises for Your Bible Reading and Prayer” on the “Desiring God” website. He continues, “So if you are struggling to spend time with God, here are five promises that can help:”

  1. God Is My Exceeding Joy

    Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me … Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy. (Psalm 43:3–4)

  2. Hearing God’s Word Will Increase My Faith

    So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. (Romans 10:17)

  3. God’s Word Is the Only Perfect Source of Guidance

    Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)

  4. When You Pray, God Will Answer

    Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7)

  5. This Is the One Thing Which Will Not Be Taken Away

    “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:41–42)

Fuller concludes his post with this:

“Tomorrow morning…the alarm goes off. I’m tired. Maybe just a little more sleep. But wait…

God is inviting me to exceeding joy.
His word will strengthen my weak faith.
His word will shine light on the darkness around me.
When I pray, God will work.
This is the one thing that can’t be taken from me.

I think I’ll get up.”

This is a summary of what Steve Fuller wrote. You will be blessed if you read the entire post here.

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