After gaining an understanding of the passage and seeing how it relates to my current situation, it is now time to put Scripture into action. What are some practical ways I can live out the passage today? These are ideas I come up with to apply the principles of the Bible passage. For instance, if I studied Acts 1:8, I would think of ways I could personally becoming more involved in spreading the gospel in my community and the world by being intentional with my neighbors and supporting worldwide ministries.
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” (James 1:22)
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24)
10. Respond to God in Prayer
I close my time in prayer, thanking God for revealing Himself to me. I recognize that all access I have is because of the sacrifice of Christ. I ask that the Lord help me live out the principles of Scripture through the help of His Spirit.
“But he answered, 'It is written, ‘“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”’” (Matthew 4:4)
It may seem that a One Minute devotional with God is an easier route, but I have found that in my walk with the Lord, the days I spend quality time with Him are the days I am transformed by Him. I hope you will take an opportunity and try some of these tips to deepen your understanding of God’s word and grow in your relationship with Him. Christ’s ultimate desire is that we know Him, love Him, and abide in Him.
“So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples,” (John 8:31)
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