Learn to USE Your Bible – Week Seven – Part Four 💕
A New Point of View
During this seventh week, and for all the weeks to come, make it your priority to spend a Quiet Time alone with God every day.
There’s not a right time. There’s not a correct place. There’s no specific pattern for prayer. There’s not a perfect way to study the Word. The only requirement for a Quiet Time with God is your willingness to make yourself available to him.
Know this…if you’ve been hiding from God, it does no good. He calls out to you, “Where are you?”
Jesus often slipped away to be alone with the Father. His prayer times varied. He prayed in the morning and late at night; on a hill side and in the upper room. He was perfectly certain of the Father’s love, and answered prayer.
They took the stone away. Jesus looked up and said,
“I thank you, Father, that you listen to me. I know that you always listen to me, but I say this for the sake of the people here, so that they will believe that you sent me.
After he had said this, he called out in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.” John 11:41-43
You too can be perfectly certain of the Father’s love and answered prayer. Like Jesus and David rest in this promise.
I love the Lord, because he hears me;
he listens to my prayers.
He listens to me
every time I call to him. Psalm 116:1-2
The Prophet Jeremiah wrote:
I (God) alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for. Jeremiah 11:29
Call to me, and I will answer you; I will tell you wonderful and marvelous things that you know nothing about. Jeremiah 33:3
Accept these Words.
Live by them.
Jesus will never fail you.
With these assurances in mind, this week
Read Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians
Oh? You’ve already read it. That’s good.
Read it again.
And this week you’ll be looking for knowledge regarding:
- every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places
- wisdom and insight in the mystery of his will
- the guarantee of our inheritance
- a spirit of wisdom and of revelation
- the great love with which he loved us
- the gift of God
- members of the household of God
- insight into the mystery of Christ
- power to comprehend
- the power at work within us
- the measure of Christ’s gift.
- the unity of the faith
- your former manner of life
- grieving the Holy Spirit of God
- let no one deceive you
- walk as children of light
- always and for everything give thanks
- washing of water with the word
- in the strength of his might
- keep alert with all perseverance
- grace be with all who love our Lord
Be warned…this study cannot be completed in one week. Or even in one lifetime!
The Holy Spirit will reveal new truths with each and every reading. The mystery of the kingdom is that “Christ will dwell in your heart through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, and will have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fulness of God.