devotional on prayer

So often our hearts want to follow God and yet our feet and our mouths take us in the opposite direction!

God’s word tells us that we are actually deceiving ourselves when we know God’s way and yet do not do what it says. The road to freedom is in doing what we hear in His word. If you are longing for freedom from the ruts in your life today then re-visit the last thing you know God nudged you to do and then go do it. Ask your loving Heavenly Father if there is anything He has taught you or called you to that you are forgetting today. Obey and then watch for His blessing.

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it – he will be blessed in what he does.James 1: 22 – 25

Dear Heavenly Father,  I am learning to understand what Your word says. Yet so often I simply hear it or read it and think about applying it, but get no further. I want to do it and intend to do it Lord, but it is gone from my mind so easily. I am deceiving myself if I simply hear it and do not make it a part of my life. Please help me today to take one truth and apply it to my circumstances.

Please let Your Holy Spirit nudge me and remind me throughout my day. I know that as I apply what Your word says I will find freedom. Please show me what I need to focus on right where I walk today, Father. Help me to be intent on practicing what You reveal to me. I know there is blessing in doing things Your way. I give You my will today to want to do what You show me. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Question: Are there “ruts” which have developed in your life lately? How can you trust God to help you out of them?

by Gail Rodgers
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