Commitment To Spend Time With God
PRAYER: Father, in the name of Jesus, I make a quality decision to develop and diligently cultivate an individual love relationship with You. I will not allow my good works alone to communicate my love to You. I will seek the needful thing, which is the Word of God. I will not only be a hearer of the Word, but a doer also (James 1:23) because I love You. I commit to spending more time with You, so that I may know Your voice (John 10:4,5) and do what You instruct me to do.
CONFESSION: I declare now that I will spend time with the Father in prayer and in study of the Word of God. I will practice the presence of God because I love Him. I hear His voice and obey His Word because I love Him (John 14:15). Because I practice His presence, I will continually grow in my love for Him and for others.
No matter what’s on your to do list today remember that God has called you to live purposefully and to be fruitful. AND THE SECRET TO BEING FRUITFUL is to have a close, personal relationship with God. John 15:5 says, “I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me (cut off from vital union with Me) you can do nothing.”
There is just no end to the good things that can happen in your life when you put God first.
As long as we’re praying in line with His Word, we KNOW that He hears us, because that’s what His Word says. And if we KNOW that God hears us, then we know that we HAVE what we have asked Him for. (1 John 5:14-15) All we need to do then is PRAISE Him for the answer!
Just present your request to God. Then begin to praise Him in faith that He has heard you and is answering your petition. Your praise confirms to your own heart that GOD HAS HEARD and ANSWERED your prayers.