Date: Saturday August 13th, 2022
Daily Devotional Guide Written By Dr. Paul Enenche.
TOPIC: DAVID, A MAN OF PRAYER AND THE WORD
SCRIPTURE: I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love. Psalms 119:113.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Your love for God’s word is a proof of your dedication to Him.
The Scripture makes it clear that David was a man after God’s Heart. He was a reference point to all other kings who reigned in Israel.
Now, one lesson to learn from David was his dedication to prayer and the Word of God.
David prayed effortlessly.
In Psalms 55:17, he said, Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
David had a schedule of prayer; he prayed three times a day. The proof of being dedicated to God is having a schedule of prayer time with God. Dedicated people have a rigid schedule of prayer with God which they dutifully observe. You cannot claim to be dedicated to God if you do not have a consistent prayer schedule. If you have a schedule of prayer time with God that is easily broken or not followed, it shows that your dedication to God needs to be taken more seriously.
Apart from prayer, David was also a man of God’s Word. He studied and meditated on God’s Word consistently.
In Psalm 119:97, he said, O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
Also, in Psalms 119:113, he said, I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.
Your love for God’s Word is a proof of your dedication to Him. Dedicated people are lovers of God’s Word. They meditate on God’s Word and do not allow vain thoughts to take the place of the Word in their hearts.
Remember this: Your love for God’s Word is a proof of your dedication to Him.
- Refuse to be lazy in praying and in studying the Word of God.
- Set your spiritual life on fire by a continual maintenance of a schedule of prayer and the study of the Word.
PRAYER: Lord, I refuse the life of spiritual lethargy. I receive the grace and discipline to pray always and study Your Word continually, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEDICATION TO PRAYER AND THE WORD OF GOD.
QUOTE: Light is the secret of might. The depth of the Word will open up the flood of oil. If God has not shown you, you cannot see it. Culled from “GO IN THIS THY MIGHT” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Jeremiah 22-24.
AMAZING FACT: Your skin can respond negatively to stress, just like your mind.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: A fresh baptism of the Spirit of prayer and the word is released on you now in Jesus’ Name.