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by Addison Bevere

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January 14, 2024

Turn Your Bible into Prayer

“Turn your Bible into prayer.”
— Robert Murray McCheyne

This week, I’m turning away from the normal Sunday Entry routine so I can nudge you in the direction of spending some time in the Words with God course.  

Plus, I really wanted to share this amazing testimony that I received from someone in this community,

Your session 3 of Words with God opened a new door for me. Yesterday afternoon I followed your lead and said out loud “I am here.” Almost immediately I heard in my spirit “I am here too.” Wow! I have done this several times and each time my Father responds! —LJ

I love that so much. (In Session 3, the session LJ mentions, Juli and I focus on how to let prayer spill out of the closet and into the everyday moments of our lives, which has been one of the greatest gifts to me.)

Response

In addition to encouraging you to dive into the course, I wanted to share Robert’s quote on turning your Bible into prayer. If you don’t already, try considering your time in Scripture as a moment of private prayer. God speaks through Scripture, and he loves it when we use Scripture to speak to him. If you’re looking for a good place to start, visit the Psalms. They’ve been spoken and sung to God for thousands of years. Psalm 142 is currently a personal favorite of mine.

Closing Thoughts

I’m traveling a lot this month because God has opened doors for me to teach on prayer. Please pray for grace, wisdom, and the transforming power of God to mark these moments of ministry. My capacity is being challenged, and I don’t want to just rely on my own strength and understanding.

Praying with you,

Addison

Separator Words with God by Addison Bevere

P.S. If you need it, here’s a link to the free Words with God course.

P.P.S. Because I believe in it so much, I must include a link to the Words with God book. If you haven’t started it yet, I think you should.

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Sunday Entries

On most Sundays, I share a few words on prayer as a way of life, words that help us open the conversation so we can see, hear, and experience more of God in our daily lives. I’d love for you to join the conversation.

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The Entries

When it comes to prayer, are you quick to hear and slow to speak? Do you just fire off a bunch of words in God’s direction and move onto whatever’s next? I know I have a bend toward such prayers. That’s why I want to remind us today that prayer is less about performance—i.e., getting the words right—and more about a surrendered awareness that only comes with a listening posture.

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As we lay down our self-sufficiency, taking our focus off ourselves, we become more grounded in God’s Omni-Nature, finding eyes to see that the whole earth is full of His glory (and that even includes us, His “very good” work). The holiness of God invites us to see Him in the wholeness of creation, for the Eternal One is indeed the Source of all goodness, truth, and beauty.

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Are there areas in your life where you feel held back and need a breakthrough, a sudden advance beyond or through an obstacle?

God doesn’t need perfect words but he does need you to participate. Our imperfect prayers and cries will, in the most surprising of ways, open us up to the miraculous work that He’s doing in us.

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06.11.23

“I’ve been thinking a lot about circles lately. So much of life is defined by circles—our days, week, months, and years form circles for us to move in and through. We’re constantly reminded that the end of a thing has a way of taking us back to a beginning. It would seem the cosmos announces the Circle as God’s shape of choice…”

Addison Bevere is the COO of Messenger International, a ministry founded by John and Lisa Bevere in 1990 that exists to develop uncompromising followers of Christ who transform our world. Messenger is dedicated to providing people with access to life-transforming messages regardless of their location, language, or financial position.

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Addison Bevere

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