always behind

Prayer is number one about a relationship with God.

But it is helpful in every area of our lives.

It is used in battles, saves lives, wakes people up, and through laying on of hands and prayer, people are anointed.

Prayer feels intimidating to me, so I say I’m going to get my hands dirty and learn about it, but ultimately, I avoid it day by day.

Lord help me.

I love what Martin Luther said, ” I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”

I need to live like this. Too many days fly by and become unproductive, and we aren’t even sure why.

Every day we feel like we are slowly drowning in a to-do list that can never get done.

How often have you layed on your pillow and asked yourself what did I do today?

I have asked myself that question and found the answer too often disappointing.

I’m tired of being behind.

advantage in the game

God constantly tells me, “it’s a game; see it all as a game.”

I don’t have time to explain exactly what He means there, but this puts things into perspective for me to not be overwhelmed and calls out the competitive side of my personality.

Life seems that much more fun when I see it through that lens.

I am tired of being behind.

I want that competitive advantage in the game, the secret weapon that brings me to the top.

I am the head and not the tail; above and not beneath. No weapon formed against me shall prosper. – Dueteronomy 28:13

The Weapon

The secret weapon is prayer done right. Believe it or not, there is a right and wrong way to pray; this is one of the reasons I always fall back to praying in the Holy Ghost.

I believe a critical part of living out the victorious Christian life is a function in prayer called listening. Hearing the voice of God daily, whether it comes from the Word or you hear a whisper in your heart, this is our daily bread.

Intimate words

We need to hold on to the Words of God we get in times of quiet.

Meditate on them throughout the day, and always compare the Word to the Word.

Don’t share every Word God speaks to you. Some were just meant for you on your journey with the Father, and sometimes we miss it, so it’s good to give the Word some time to grow in our hearts and become manifest “prove itself.”

It’s easy to get excited when we hear God, but if you value that relationship, you will keep the intimate Words, He gives you to yourself.

sentence to a paragraph

God doesn’t tell us some things because He knows we would tell the next person we see about it, and out of context.

That can confuse people.

I have been so guilty of this.

We often hear something and turn a sentence into a paragraph, then say, “thus sayeth the Lord.” Believing that was what God told us the entire time, and when it doesn’t happen, we get confused, and the people you shared with don’t see you as a very effective witness.

posture for promotion

Being consistent in our time with God, keeping an open ear and heart, staying humble, and meditating on Words before sharing them are all important in our prayer lives.

Seeking God for daily instruction will posture your life for promotion; it shows God humility, and He pours out more and more grace on the humble.

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And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

Matthew 23:12

Don’t settle

Make a commitment today to seek God day and night for direction.

Listen for a Word for your situation.

The Bible is your map and the Holy Spirit your guide.

You need both.

Don’t settle for less than God’s best.

Jesus came so that you could have life and have it more abundantly.

You have nothing to lose in seeking God’s instructions but so much to gain.

The Holy Spirit loves to show you the right moves to make in this life; it’s why He came down from heaven.

It’s His joy to point out the right path and hold your hand along the journey.

God bless

In His service,

Abbie