If you’ve taken Personal Spiritual Disciplines with me, you can probably guess much of what you are about to read here—or at least I hope you can. But even if you have taken the class, I hope you’ll find these brief reminders helpful.
Professor of Biblical Spirituality; Associate Dean of the School of Theology
Donald S. Whitney is professor of biblical spirituality and associate dean of the School of Theology at Southern Seminary. A longtime pastor and author of numerous books on the Christian life, he is also founder of The Center for Biblical Spirituality and is author of numerous books including Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life and Praying the Bible.
The Spirit of God will use the word of God to help the people of God pray increasingly according to the will of God.
Our Father loves to hear our voices. Nothing is too small to bring to him.
Here are some questions designed to spark not only conversation, but also dialogue relevant to the season.
When praying the Bible, our primary activity is prayer, not Bible intake. Bible reading is secondary in this process. Our focus is on God through prayer; our glance is at the Bible.
You can trust everything the Bible says about the Christian life. But these nine are among those the Bible emphasizes most often.
Donald S. Whitney discusses his book “How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian?” and the satisfying certainty of eternal life
Unlike the words of David and Jeremiah in Scripture, no believer’s writings today are divinely inspired. But the example of the biblical authors in writing their prayers, meditations, questions, etc., provides scriptural validation for Christians today to do the same.
A hunger to learn the Word of God, the ways of God, and the will of God expresses a hunger for God himself.
If you can’t make time to meet God through the Bible and prayer now, it’s very unlikely you will when (if) life does slow down.
I plan to continue this practice for the rest of my life, for I never outgrow the need for the practical wisdom of this divinely-inspired book.
Does God hear the prayers of unconverted children?
We cannot earn a hearing with God through sincerity. We need Christ to get access to God.