21 Days of Prayer and Fasting: January 20

Day Thirteen

“I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11

How much of God’s Word is stored up in your heart?? Is your storehouse full or empty?? MTV political correspondent Tabitha Soren says, “No matter how secular our culture becomes, it will remain drenched in the Bible. Since we will be haunted by the Bible even if we don’t know it, doesn’t it make sense to read it?” The Psalms are a great place to get drenched in God’s Word. The Psalms possess tremendous power to impact us. They reach past the surface concerns and emotional defenses of our daily lives and open our hearts toward God. No section in the Bible teaches us the language of the soul better than the Psalms, which reflects the movement of the human heart. In a voice that disrupts, invites, and reveals, the Psalms draws us to the voice of God. The problem is simple. Sin will keep you from God’s Word. As followers of Jesus, there are several things we have in common…we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. We also have a common problem… the problem of sin. Sin is the internal enemy of our development into spiritually mature followers of Jesus Christ. Sin keeps us from the Word of God. Oswald Chambers writes, “If we understood what happens when we use the Word of God, we would we use it more often. Other books were written for information, but the Bible was given for our transformation.” Confess your sins to God and repent of your transgressions. Begin this morning storing up God’s Word in your heart, so that you may not sin against Him. Take time this morning filling the storehouse of your heart with God’s Word!!

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