Why is Study Important?
by T. L. Wiens
I hear and read about many different “methods” to pray. Some are good while others leave me wondering where in the Bible the author or speaker discovered that idea. Some are taken from pagan religions and shouldn’t be a part of our Christian prayer life.
How do we know how to pray?
Two verses come to mind.
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15, KJV).
“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment” (Mark 12:30, KJV).
When I think of my own faith walk, I see how my prayer life has changed. As a child, I asked for more frivolous things. As I grew in my knowledge of God, my prayers became less self oriented. Now, my heart hurts for God’s people and my prayers echo that love. At the same time, I’ve come to understand my lacking in a much deeper way and many of my prayers are for true understanding of God’s Word and His will.
Prayer isn’t complicated.
Prayer is not about methods but about relationship. (click to tweet)
When you love God, you’ll want to know Him. You’ll study His word. As you study, you’ll get to know Him better and your communication with Him will flow naturally.
- Study! Research! Apply! (letstalkaboutlife365.com)
- How Can I Learn from My Dad? (underthecoverofprayer.wordpress.com)
Tammy lives in Saskatchewan with her husband. They have four children. She enjoys gardening, walks along the beach and being on the farm. She has a passion for her faith, studying the Bible and prayer.
She has published two books; Where a Little Rain Comes Down and Making the Bitter Sweet. A short story, “May’s First Christmas” appeared in Christmas Chaos, a collection of stories about Christmas experiences that don’t make the fronts of Christmas cards. “Careful What You Whisper” is another short story about Tammy’s experiences after breaking her back. It can be found in A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider. Visit T. L. Wiens for more information about Tammy’s books and workshops.