How To Stay Connected

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“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.” – Psalm 143:8

Two of the greatest inventions of my time have been the laptop computer and e-mail. The laptop means I no longer have to stay in one place to be productive in my business life. E-mail has allowed me to stay connected to people all around the world with the touch of a button.

My greatest frustration is when either of these does not work. Sometimes e-mail cannot be used because I can’t get a connection. Sometimes I cannot use my laptop because I have not properly charged it, and then the charge runs out while I am on an airplane. Both of these situations mean I am unable to tap into the resource that allows me to fulfill my calling in my work to the fullest.

The morning time with God is much like these situations. God pours His Word into my spirit, and I am recharged. This recharging has an important effect on my day. It allows me the greatest opportunity to hear the small voice that directs my steps. If I refuse to “get connected,” I risk following my own ways of fulfilling the duties of my day. It sets forth the opportunity for God to speak into my spirit what He desires for me each day. It allows me to focus on God’s purposes, not mine.

The only way to know someone is to spend time with him or her. The only way to discern the voice of another is to hear that person’s voice. David, the author of this psalm, was a warrior, king, and businessman. He understood this principle of connecting with God in the morning. His morning allowed him to connect with God’s love, renew his trust in Him, and hear His directions for his life. Shouldn’t you and I do the same?

Today God Is First (TGIF) devotional message, Copyright by Os Hillman, Marketplace Leaders.

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Daily Prayer #3 – The Needy Prayer

The Life of a 21st Century Prophet
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Dear Abba,

It is your child again.

It has been a hard couple of days, but I am still here holding on. You did say the battle is not for the swift, right? But for those who can endure it.

I must say, it has been a lifetime of enduring. I feel like I have endured the storms, endured the rains, endured the pains, again and again. I have endured the battles, endured the storms, endured the calms and then the raging bellows erase the peace of those calms.

I know.

I am built to fight.

I know, I am built, for war.

i know, this life is not easy and you said so.

I know. I know. I know.

I have so much knowing, but I am running out of everything else.

I need your peace, even when the enemy is in my face. I need your love, for when I feel loveless and hated. I need your restoration for when I go off course. And I need you again and again.

I need your patience, for when I slip up. I need correction, and discipline, so that I do not wallow in disobedience.

I need protection against the curses of witchcraft. I need you Lord. I need all of you.

I need your angels, cause someone has got to fight on my behalf. I need weapons because I must do some damage myself. I need divine strategies on how to scale walls, build fences, design fortresses and rescue the lost.

I need love, so that I can dispense this without limits and I need compassion, for when I meet those who don’t deserve it.

I need your council for when, I need wisdom, knowledge and understanding and I need a hug for when I feel worthless.

i need walks in the parks, long sessions in your garden. private time talking about things that you want to tell. I need Jesus, because He has already paid it with His blood. So I need Him more and more everyday.

I need teachers, who shall build me up. But only send and keep those who will take me to the next level. I need counsellors who hear you better than I and who wont envy me, of You.

I need doctors who will heal me with your healing love. And I need spiritual parents who will be the earthly parental representation of you.

I need so much Lord, so just fill me up.

Lord God, I know this is a needy prayer. But Abba help me, I need You most of all too.

 

… in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

 

By: Denise N. Fyffe

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