Do you abide in God’s word? Do you refer to the Bible first before consulting or discussing with a friend? It is so valuable because it is the ultimate instruction book for life. Look to Psalm 18:30; 19:7; 119:105, it contains answers to every problem we face. And it gives us wisdom for each situation of our lives in Psalm 119:66, 98, 130, 133. The Bible has inherent power to change us into the image of God when we diligently study it.
When I take a long hard look back at my life, there were many scriptures that I studied and focused on to get me through the rough times. For me, I considered the verses helpful and are foundations of teachings on how to learn and grow beyond the point of becoming a Christian and understand how to live like one as you should.
Yes, there are times I get frustrated to the boiling point and my mouth will blurt out a comment that is unattractive, but, I am human. There will always be that one person that can quickly get under your skin and provoke that temper to come out because this person enjoys testing and seeing the response. We all have one or two in our lives that will always test the boundaries. So, take a deep breath and don’t play the game. Go above that and remind yourself of what Jesus says about self-control and focus on Him.
Each morning I set aside time to pray and place my prayer requests to the Lord, making sure that I’m being quite specific. I also Thank Jesus for answered prayers and after saying my prayer requests, knowing with full faith He will answer them. I know I am not in control of my life when I surrendered all to Him and asked Him to take control and do as He sees fitting.
If you abide in My word and hold fast to my teachings and live in accordance with them, you are truly My disciples. And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free. John 8;31-32 AMPC
Jesus said to him, “I am the only Way to God and the real Truth and the real Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6
Written by Tamera Boynton