Devotional # 173. 1/25/16

Devotional # 173. 1/25/16.

I was blessed with a conversation at church yesterday (yet another reason every Christian should be going to a physical church!) where I was challenged to really think about my devotional life. This last week I read my Bible every day as a checklist instead of looking at what God wanted to teach me through it. Today I read Proverbs 2:3-5:
Yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God” (ESV).
I think this really stresses the importance of praying that God will reveal Himself to us even before we pick up the Bible. Today’s devotional is short because I want to give you some time for homework. Pick up your Bible and put it in front of you, now before you pray I have a challenge: attempt to spend at least the first 30 seconds of your prayer without using words like “I” or “me” or “we”. See how difficult it is to get your mind and your words off of yourself and just to focus on how great God is, what He has done and what He will do. I pray that your prayer is a blessing to God and what He reveals to you and His word today is a blessing to you and those that you share it with!

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