Kathie’s Korner — “Praying the Scriptures” fills each day with purpose
In one of my research papers on “Prayer” that I wrote for my Masters in Theology, I elaborated on the various kinds of prayer and it was an extraordinary journey.
There are a lot of different kinds of prayer and times for the application that vary: intercession, devotion, corporate and healing, to name a few, and are all very powerful, needful and neglected nowadays.
“Praying the Scriptures” is one of my favorites. My husband and I read certain ones aloud every morning, and it kicks off the day in a heartfelt, confident, meaningful way, much needed in this day and age with so many distractions and interruptions.
We are reminded in Psalm l to meditate on His Word day and night and that we are like trees planted by streams of water to bear fruit and NOT wither. This is a fun scripture for us elder folks — that we will not wither, but prosper!
We are also reminded in Psalm 5 as David cries out to God for help, in verses 11 & 12 to take refuge in Him (make Him your fort, hiding place) and be glad, sing with joy.
He spreads protection over us who love His Name, that would be the precious Name of Jesus, and finally that He blesses us and surrounds us with favor as with a shield (a “star-trek” impenetrable, forcefield, shield).
The Armor of God (Ephesians 6) includes the shield of faith, not a small piece of metal, but all around us, quenching fiery darts from above, below and our sides, that shield, a powerful, invisible force!
Proverbs 3 is so incredibly encouraging and filled with healing and glorious promises.
By keeping His Words in our hearts, it will prolong our lives many years and bring us peace and prosperity. As we trust in our Lord and not our own understanding, He will make our paths straight, bring health to all our flesh and strength and nourishment to our bones.
I don’t know about you, but that’s the life my husband and I are motivated to continue all the days of our lives, reading and agreeing, early, everyday.
Reading many books, newspapers and editorials, including social media and making decisions on other people’s opinions or beliefs is a bad shortcut and going around the Bible to modernize lives (for lack of a better word).
Remember, the Scriptures are relative to yesterday, today and forever!
Once you begin to read and pray them everyday, you’ll know and feel like something’s missing.
“Whoever gives thought to the Word will discover good,” Proverbs 16:20 (E.S.V.)
Let me know if you need prayer or a Bible at Kathiedeasy@hotmail.com or come visit my church G.T.C.O.T.R.-10:30 Sun.-where Twin City meets Hwy.69.
You will be refreshed by the Praise, Pastor Ron Hammonds and loved by my church family.
Pick up a Bible I have just for you and I would love to meet you!
Kathie Deasy writes about religion for The News. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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