21 Days of Prayer and Fasting: January 26

Day Nineteen
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

How much time do you spend in God’s Word?? Some of the excuses I often hear from people is that it’s too hard to understand or it’s just boring. I would often use the excuse that I was too busy doing the Lord’s work and didn’t have the time. Do you have a favorite excuse?? Recently, I was challenged by the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “The deceit, the lie of the devil consists of this that he wishes to make man believe that he can live without God’s Word. Thus he dangles before man’s fantasy a kingdom of faith, of power, and of peace, into which only he can enter who consents to the temptations; and conceals from men that he, as the devil, is the most unfortunate and unhappy of beings, since he is finally and eternally rejected by God.” I personally, on a daily basis need to reject this lie of the enemy. George Muller writes,“I saw that the most important thing I had to do was to give myself to the reading of the Word of God, and to meditation on it…. What is the food of the inner man? Not prayer, but the Word of God; and….not the simple reading of the Word of God, so that it only passes through our minds, just as water runs through a pipe, but considering what we read, pondering over it, and applying it to our hearts.”

Take the necessary time today to spend reading God’s Word, perhaps the Gospel of John or take a Proverb a day!! Let God’s Word become the source of your inner strength in God. Allow God’s Word to penetrate your heart, mind and soul this morning!!