Tweet Day 214 “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:11) Jesus draws the contrast between our Father in heaven and our own fathers to reveal how much God wants to give good things to us. If our earthly fathers, though they are flawed, want to give their children good things, how much more does God, in whom there is no evil at all, desire to give us good gifts? Don’t hesitate to ask your heavenly Father for what you want, and do so with the assurance that He loves you and wants to give you good things.
Tweet Day 213 “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” (Matthew 21:22) Jesus affirms the power of faith-filled praying with this amazing promise; you will receive whatever you pray for, if you believe. There are three key parts to this promise. First, you have to believe in God’s power and desire to give you what you ask for. Second, you have to ask for it. The third part is that you have to make your request to God through prayer. So, encourage yourself with this great promise and make your request to God, in prayer, with faith. God has committed himself to answer your prayer.
Tweet Day 212 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7) This is one of the great principles in life, you have to go after what you desire. You won’t get an answer until you ask, you won’t find unless you seek, the doors don’t open until you knock. Don’t settle for things as they are, press into the promises of God with faith and gratitude until you receive what you are believing for.
Tweet Day 211 “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” (John 15:7) Getting into the Word of God and getting the Word in you dramatically affects the effectiveness of your praying. Jesus told his disciples that if they would remain in the Word their prayers would be answered, whatever they asked for. As you get into the Scriptures they shapes what you want and what you pray for. Thank God for His promise to answer your prayer as you dig into his Word today.
Tweet Day 210 “I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.” The best way to develop an awareness of what is right or wrong is to know the word of God. The understanding that you gain from the Word will help you develop godly values that will lead to making good choices. A regular discipline of studying the word will protect you from the hurt and pain from going down the wrong paths in life.
Tweet Day 209 “I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.” (Psalm 119:99-100) The Word of God prepares you to live life successfully. You can be smarter than your teachers and wiser that the sages by reading the Scriptures and keeping them always on your mind. Let the Word of God teach you and give you heavenly insight on the issues you face in life; all the insights and understanding you need are found in His Word.
Tweet Day 208 “Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.” (Psalms 1109:89) How trustworthy is the Word of God? His Word is everlasting. It does not fade and it will endure long after this world has past. God’s Word is established in heaven; by it all things are held secure. There is nothing as durable or as lasting as the Word of God. Delight in the Word and rejoice knowing that God’s truths are eternal and will always stand firm.
Tweet Day 207 “May I wholeheartedly follow your decrees, that I may not be put to shame”. (Psalm 119:80) You can keep yourself out of embarrassing situations by making God’s laws the guiding principles that you live by. If you follow the precepts and truths found in the Bible you will not be ashamed, neither before God nor before men. Dig into God’s word, embrace it and follow it wholeheartedly. Then, when your journey here on earth comes to an end, you will have no regrets and nothing to be ashamed of as you rejoice in the presence of your God.
Tweet Day 206 “Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands.” (Psalm 110:66) Life is a series of decisions. Every day you have to make choices that can affect your life and the life of the people that depend on you. For you to navigate though life successfully you need knowledge and good judgment. God’s word will give you the knowledge you need to make the wise choices. Let the word of God teach you and sharpen your judgment so that you will always make the right decisions; you and your family will reap the reward of your good judgment.
Tweet Day 205 “My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.” (Psalm 119:50) The Psalmist was acquainted with hardships and he knew that prolonged suffering can leave you feeling hopeless and in despair. In those dark times it is the Word of God that will give you hope. God’s promises build your faith and give you strength to carry on. Take time today to search the Word for your sustaining promise and hold on to it with thanksgiving; God’s promise will sustain your life.