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“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

 “One of these days some simple soul will pick up the book of God, read it, and believe it. Then the rest of us will be embarrassed.” Leonard Ravenhill

 

  • Grab your Bible and a journal and sit in your favorite, cozy place with a cup of something delicious. Pray that God will open your eyes, so that you may see wonderful things in His law (Ps. 119:18)
  • Write Hebrews 4:12 and 2 Timothy 3:16-17 in your journal, and read a few paragraphs of Psalm 119. 

No Words More Precious

There are few things in life more demoralizing than fighting with your spouse. A night with high hopes, candles, and a delicious meal devolves into another knock-down, drag-out. “We’re newlyweds,” I thought to myself. “This shouldn’t be happening for at least another year or so!” But I couldn’t argue with the evidence. We clearly had a problem.

One night, after our most disheartening conflict we’d ever had, I decided I couldn’t do it anymore. By “it,” I didn’t mean my marriage. I knew that was non-negotiable. “It” was my selfish pride—my sin nature. “It” was the problem.

“Lord, I have come to the end of my strength. I have no power against this selfishness and pride that wells up in me, and no matter how hard I try, I always end up here.” I needed some powerful prayers.

Where did I find these prayers? In the Scriptures. No other words carry as much weight, power, and history with them as the words in this book. You will never speak or pray truer, more beautiful, more deeply impactful words than those in the Bible.

We see from our Scripture for this study that Paul, David, and the author of Hebrews place God’s Word on a pedestal as the most precious, powerful, and true words ever known to man. All these men of God believed strongly in the value of God’s Word. I think that’s enough reason to read it.

And read it I did. I started a journal of verses, categorized by Exhortation, Praise, Petition, and Truth. I began to pray these verses every day. My top favorite verse was James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” As I prayed, my heart cried out to God for change, for empowerment to love my husband, and for Christ’s humility to become my own.

Fast-forward a few months, and I barely recognize myself. I don’t remember the last time we fought. I couldn’t be more thankful or happier to be married to my husband. On top of it all, I feel invincible. Nothing he says makes me angry like it used to. My first thought in a potentially heated situation is to rewind: “Whoa, back up. What miscommunication just happened?” My temper is gone. My tendency to criticize is gone. What a gift.
Because of my prayers, I am passionate about God’s word. I created a beautiful book with my Scriptures in it that I carry in my car. I have another one for the gym. I have verses all over my home. Through praying these words over and over, I eventually memorized them.

Now, when I pray without my notebooks, my prayers consist almost exclusively of God’s words. I love these words more dearly than any other book, quote, or poem, and I always want more. I have more peace and joy in my heart than I ever have.

Questions to Ponder

• Do I truly love and desire God? Am I hungry for His Word? (If you can’t answer a resounding “Yes!” don’t worry. Pray to desire His Word, and He will answer.
• How often to I pray God’s words, promises, and truths back to Him? Do I know His Word well? How can I improve in these areas?

Faith-Filled Ideas

“You Christians look after a document containing enough dynamite to blow all civilization to pieces, turn the world upside down and bring peace to a battle-torn planet. But you treat it as though it is nothing more than a piece of literature.”

Mahatma Gandhi

This book is the most incredible literary treasure ever known to man. It contains more power, truth, and life than any other book. It has changed more hearts, empowered more lives, and saved more souls than any self- help seminar. When you hold the Bible, you hold the culmination of all human history, the universe, and eternity. This book contains your native language, the language of Heaven and God.

Read it. Know it. Speak it. Pray it.

  • What situation in your life seems impossible? What problem can’t you see a solution for? What sin can’t you overcome?
  • Write out your difficulties in your journal, and write a verse (or many) that directly speaks to it. Pray it every day for the next month. Include James 5:16-18 and 1 John 5:14 and pray those as well.

 

Here is the link for the Printable to pray these Scriptures over your family!

scriptures-to-pray-printable

 

 

 

Wisdom Day 5

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-What Bible verse helps you to love others well?

Christie Frieg

Christie Frieg

My name is Christie Frieg, formerly a member of the Weakly clan, until I joined the Frieg's when I married my soulmate, Alex.
I am a musician, a reader, a thinker, and a software engineer. I love few things more in life than curling up with a cup of coffee and reading my Bible in the mornings.
If I could achieve one feat in my life, it would be to inspire everyone around me to see God as so much bigger than our boxes, more beautiful than our wildest dreams. I want to inspire awe of God in others, an awe that leads to adoration, worship, and lifelong devotion, even as I come to know him myself more every day.
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  1. Christie, I absolutely love what you wrote. It opened my eyes to my need to commit to consistently praying scripture over my husband. You are so wise, sweet friend, God has amazing plans in store for you and your marriage. He is using you in such a mighty way! Thank you so much for writing this! Oh, and could you guys share some good scriptures to pray over my husband?

    • Oh, and I’d love to find scriptures to praying for myself as a wife and just our marriage in general. I love that you had these verses in a little book you carried with you. I think I’ll do the same. Thank you so very much for sharing this!!!

  2. Wow Christie, I like your sweet, powerful love of God’s Word! It affects all aspects of our lives.

    • Love you mama!?

  3. This is so wonderful Christie!! Thanks so much for sharing your heart!!

  4. Hi ladies! Thank you so much for your encouraging feedback, I’m glad the Lord used these words to empower and inspire. I thought I’d post a list of the Bible verses I have in my notebook that I pray through (almost) every day.

    New Testament:
    Matthew: 5:8-9, 17:20, 6:20-21, 4:4, 28:18-20, 5:6, 9:31-38
    Mark: 10:45
    Luke: 6:35-36, 12:11-12, 12:32-33
    John: 6:45, 17:3, 11:40, 17:23-24, 14:21-23
    Romans: 10:17
    1 Corinthians: 4:20
    2 Corinthians: 10:3-5
    Ephesians: 1:17-23, 3:20-21, 4:2-3, 5:15
    Philippians: 1:6, 2:13, 4:6-7
    Hebrews: 10:38, 11:6
    James: 1:5, 5:16-17
    1 John: 5:14-15
    Revelation: 3:18

    Old Testament:
    Deuteronomy: 6:4-9
    2 Chronicles: 16:9
    Psalms: 37:5-6, 51:10, 73:26
    Proverbs: 16:16
    Isaiah: 26:3, 30:15
    Jeremiah: 9:23, 29:12-14, 33:3

    There are many more of course, but I got to the point where I had to tell myself, “If you keep writing verses in your notebook, you might as well just carry around your Bible.” Haha. Some of these might seem strange when you read them, and you may ask, “How would you pray a verse like that?”

    For example, Revelation 3:18: “I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your nakedness, and salve to put on your eyes, so that you may see.” It might seem like a weird one, but I would pray it like this: “Lord, show me how to buy from you gold refined by fire, so that I may be rich. Show me how to trade my earthly wealth for heavenly wealth, to invest in your kingdom. Clothe me in the righteous white garments of Christ, so that when you look at me, you see your Son and not my sin. Anoint my eyes so that I may no longer see like the world sees. Let me see a level deeper, into people’s hearts, thoughts, fears, desires, and needs. Let me see below the surface, and equip me to share your word and bring healing to this hurting world.”

    I pray all these prayers for my husband and a few friends as well. Feel free to share other verses or prayers that have made a difference in your life!

    • I absolutely love this Christie! Thank you so much for taking the time to write down all of your scriptures that you pray back to God. What a blessing! My favorite one is Proverbs 14:1, “the wise woman builds her house.” My heart always prays and asks God to help me to be a wise woman in every season of my life and to be building an awesome life for the Lord for Him wherever I go.
      I also love Psalm 63:1-5, “oh God, you are my God; early will I seek you; my soul thirst for you; my flesh longs for you, in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. So I have looked for you in the sanctuary, to see your power and your glory. Because your loving kindness is better than life my lips to praise you. Thus I will bless you while I live; I will lift up my hands in your name. My soul shall be satisfied as with Marrow and fatness, and my mouth shut pray she would joyful lips.” I love how these versus encourage me to worship God and put him first in everything in my life. I am so thankful for Jesus!

    • Thank you so much for posting these Scriptures! I am writing them in my prayer journal!!

    • That you so much for this lost of verses Christie! I am going to write them in my prayer journal and work on praying them daily for my husband!

  5. Oh my goodness! This is such a powerful and yet simple message! I praise God for how he worked in your marriage and I am convicted to pray more scripture. I want to be more in tune with what God wants for me and my family — namely peace. And I know I will find it in His Holy Word.

  6. Thank you so much Christie ❤️ what a beautiful picture of what God’s Word can do when we give it priority in our lives. I love everything you shared, very empowering! Thank you!

  7. Beautifully written and such an encouragement. What strength scripture has. I love this. Thank you!

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