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God loves us and wants us to have a personal relationship with Him. A personal relationship with God begins today. and support through Our Daily Bread, one of the most widely read and trusted daily devotionals. Our mission is to make the life-changing wisdom of the Bible understandable and accessible to all. Youth Devotion Teen Devotion on Relationships Spend time reading your Bible and make knowing God a priority in your life today!. Throughout this poem, today's passage included, we find many instances where to build up our spouses and can further the intimacy that glorifies God.
How valuable is it to read and study the Bible? All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.
The Bible is more valuable than all the rest of the books in the world, combined; it is priceless! It is the Creator's revelation to His creation regarding His plan and how we should live our lives to fulfill our purpose and to obtain, by far, the best results. Even kings were commanded to read the Scriptures daily Deuteronomy The Bible is God's Word—God speaking to each of us. We must listen, and listen carefully!
To make one's Bible study personally "profitable," what is a major key? You must think about them night and day so that you will faithfully do everything written in them. Only then will you prosper and succeed. Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.
It's important to not read the Bible in a rush. Take time to really think about what you are reading and you will get a lot more out of it. Meditate and reflect deeply on the meaning of the scriptures and their application to your life.
Meditating on God's laws helps immensely to write them on your heart Hebrews 8: Can we talk to God at any time and know that He hears us? And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. The Bible has many scriptures that exhort us to pray and many that give pointers on how to pray.
God expects us to maintain daily two-way communication with Him—reading His messages in the Bible and talking to Himin prayer. And the more you pray, the more natural it will be for you. The Bible compares the "prayers of the saints" with sweet-smelling incense, because they please God Revelation 5: Can we walk with God?
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And what exactly does that mean? This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it. In the Bible, the word walk is often used to refer to one's lifestyle—how we live our life.
To walk according to God's Word means to apply it, to put it into action. To walk with God means to obey His commandments and to follow—imitate—Jesus' example.
This includes keeping the Fourth Commandment as Jesus did. Observing God's Sabbath day provides a whole day to focus on drawing close to God. As you see, we must talk and walk with God. Does spiritual fasting also help in drawing close to God? So we fasted and entreated our God for this, and He answered our prayer. Fasting is valuable when we are faced with a big problem and we urgently need God's help. Even when we aren't faced with big problems, we should fast occasionally as a special form of worship and to draw closer to God.
When you sincerely fast, God is pleased and will help you grow spiritually. When we meditate on God's ways and His creation, can we learn valuable lessons? As we discussed in Lesson 4 in this series, God has two primary means of revealing Himself to humanity: His written revelation—the Bible—and the evidence of creation. Creation is fascinating, because we never cease to learn from it and be inspired by it.
From creation we learn many things about the Creator. Will we be much closer to God if we stay away from bad influences?
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As God has said: I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you. We often must choose between exposing ourselves to bad influences or surrounding ourselves with good influences including other believers. God is very displeased when we choose evil or what will lead us toward evil. The mind is like a sponge that will soak up whatever you expose it to, whether good or evil, and what goes in stays in, to a great extent. A computer is a good comparison.
A computer's output depends on what was input. Garbage in, garbage out. God knows our every thought. Don't allow experiences and thoughts in that you will be ashamed of when you face God. Do materialism and an overly-busy life interfere with relationships? You cannot serve God and mammon [money, materialism]. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
There are friends, family, teachers, boyfriend, and girlfriend just to name a few. The thing about relationships is that sometimes they can be tricky. Relationships can be prickly at times.
One of the most prickly relationships in our lives is sometimes our relationship with God. There can be lots of reasons why our relationship with God can feel prickly. Maybe something happened to you in the past that made you question God and His love for you.
In fact, there might be times when you feel like God is like a porcupine. However, this is not the case. He cares about you. And it is impossible to please God without faith.
Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. Porcupines tend to stick up all their quills when they feel threatened or when someone is too close to them. In fact, He actually rewards you and He brings you good things. God wants nothing more for you to get to know Him. He loves you and cares about you in a deep and personal way.
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He wants to help you to navigate life daily. He cares about your future down to the smallest detail of your life. We just have to believe that God wants to hear from us and have faith that He will reward us when we seek Him. Why Does God Care? First of all, God is a God of relationships. He created Adam in the garden to talk to Him and fellowship with Him.