by Jim Perdue

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You Asked for It (6 of 23)
Series: Life by the Book
Jim Perdue
Psalm 119:33-40

Life By The Book: that's the title of our series from Psalm 119. This entire psalm focuses on the Word of God and it's important that we live our lives and direct our paths according to the Bible. Tonight, we're studying Psalm 119:33-40 and we think about the sermon subject, You Asked for It. READ TEXT - PRAY

Jesus said in Matthew 7:7-8, ''Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.''

As we have been going through this series on Psalm 119 I hope that you have been thinking about your own Bible reading and study habits. And if you have, then I am sure many of you have come to the same conclusion, ''I know that I'm not reading it, understanding it, or even loving it as much as I should, but I don't know how to change!''

If that's you, then I've got some great news for you tonight, you can change, and it isn't as hard as you think. Sure you are going to have to discipline yourself and give up some of those worthless distractions in life, but you won't have to do it alone, and you don't have to do it with your own ''will power'' either! If you ask God to give you a new passion for the Word, then He will, you just have to ask for it.

*I heard a story about a father who took his small son with him to town one day to run some errands. When lunchtime arrived, the two of them went to a familiar diner for a sandwich. The father sat down on one of the stools at the counter and lifted the boy up to the seat beside him. They ordered lunch, and when the waiter brought the food, the father said, ''Son, we'll just have a silent prayer.'' Dad got through praying first and waited for the boy to finish his prayer, but he just sat with his head bowed for an unusually long time. When he finally looked up, his father asked him, ''Wh ...

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