In the Christian life there is a beautiful and healthy balance between the Word of God and prayer. In prayer we speak to God. In Bible study God speaks to us. We are to store up God’s Word in our hearts in order that we might know His will.
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
It’s impossible to know what God wants us to do until we first know what God has said in His Word. Because so much of the will of God has been revealed in the Bible, we must invest time reading and meditating upon the Word of God. And as we do, we’ll discover deeper aspects of God’s will – promises we’ve never before relied on, avenues we’ve never journeyed along, open doors we’ve never seen. Psalm 119:105 calls God’s Word “a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.”
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
God loves it when we call upon Him using His own Word. He has blessed His Word not only when it is preached and proclaimed, but also when it is prayed. The most effective prayer is one filled with God’s Word.
Open God’s Word today and find a biblical promise that speaks to your heart. Write it down and then use it to create a personal prayer to the Lord.