All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)
I know that your word is God breathed because it comes from you. I know that you want to use your word to speak into my life. I know that your word is useful beyond what I could ever think, dream or even imagine. I know that your word is living and active. I know that your word has the power to change my heart and transform my mind. I know that your word will make me able to separate myself from evil and stand against temptation. I know that your Holy Spirit will use your word like a sword to fight in me, with me and for me. I know that you will use your word to mold and shape me into the person that you have created me to be. I know that you will use your word to make me able to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. You know a lot of important things that my word will do for you. Yes, I do.
Since you know that my word will do all these things for you, what will you do with my word? Every day I will set apart a time and a place to meet with you in your word. I will let your word dwell in me richly. I will read your word. I will study your word. I will meditate on your word. I will memorize your word. I will pray your word. I put your word into practice and I will teach your word to others. That will be very good. I would like to hear you say more about praying my word.
How will you pray my word? These verses are a very good example that provide a great opportunity for me to pray your word. How so? You are promising to use your word to teach, rebuke, correct, train and prepare me so that I will be thoroughly equipped for every good work. That’s right. I can turn each part of this promise into a prayer. I can turn the whole verse into a prayer. In my prayer to you, I would like to invite you to use your word to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans for my life. Use your word fully. Teach me, correct me, rebuke me, train me, and prepare me with your word. Use your word to remove anything from my life that is not pleasing to you. Use your word to make any course corrections that are needed in my life. Use your word to teach me what I do not know. Guard and guide my life with your word. Use your word to prepare me to do the work that you will give me to do for you. Use your word to help me to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. I am opening my heart and mind and life to your word. Speak Lord, I’m listening. That’s is very good. Keep on meeting with me in my word. I will hear and answer your prayer.
Lord, I am so very thankful for your word. I have set aside a daily time and place to meet with you in your word. I am eager to listen attentively to you. Use your word to teach, rebuke, correct, train and prepare me to live an abundant and fruitful life for you. Amen
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