Continued from yesterday, we need power to live in this broken world and the only power that will help us is God's power through prayer and His word and promises.
Psalm 130:5 " I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope." He has promised us the desires of our heart. Psalm 145:19 "He will fulfill the desires of those who fear Him. He also will hear their cry and save them." I love that promise.
Proverbs 30:5 "For every word of God is pure; He is a shied to those who put their trust in Him."
Matthew 4:4 "But He answered and said, 'It is written,' 'man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God."
Matthew 24:25 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away."
Luke 11:28 "But He said, 'Blessed are those who hear the word of God, and keep it."
John 1:1 "In the beginning was the word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
John 1:14 "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." I like to think of these verses just the way it is written. The Word is God's Son, so when we read His word, the Bible, we are really reading what He is saying to us personally. The Word is God Himself and His very thoughts to us.
John 15:7 "If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you." What a wonderful promise for those who abide in Christ and His words abide in them.
James 1:21 "Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls."
James 1:22 "Be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves."
Hebrews 4:12 "For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two edge sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
1 Peter 2:1,2 "Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby."
Are you encouraged by the word of God, I am. I am growing every day, some days more than others but never the less I am growing through His word. Also life experiences that are brought to us teach us lessons, some hard to learn, but it is God's way of leading us in the right path to His kingdom. I pray that this lesson encouraged you to spend more time in His word. It is so wonderful to see how God chooses to lead in our life. May you be blessed. Grandma Joan