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Daily Meeting

Are you spending some time alone with God each morning? If not, do you make time in the evening or some other time each day?

This post is especially for those who say they don’t have time to meet with God each day.

Surely you will agree that nothing on your agenda could be more important than time with God.

Perhaps you’ve experienced a great struggle to make it happen. Does it seem there are endless interruptions to your plan to have a quiet time with the Lord?

Sometimes expressing something in a different way is very enlightening. So I’m going to list a few different ways to say there isn’t time for meeting with God each day

  • I have more important things to do than spend time with God
  • I’m fully capable and ready to plunge into my day without consulting with the Lord
  • Jesus will have to wait
  • I’ll take the time to meet with God when I’ve done everything else I need/want to do

What do you think about those statements? If you are a follower of Jesus, I know you don’t agree with any of them. However, wouldn’t it be more truthful to say something from the statements above than to claim there isn’t enough time to meet with God?

The undeniable truth is that you will find a way to do what you truly want to do!

When meeting with God each day becomes your top priority you will find a way to make it happen.


What if you lack the desire to devote time to meeting with God? If this is the case, consider asking God to give you the desire to spend time with Him. You may soon be surprised by how quickly your desire can grow.


The next step for most people is simply setting your alarm clock for an earlier time.

NOTE: If you are not accustomed to spending any time with God at the start of your day, you should begin with a little time and add more as you go along. It is better to increase the time gradually than struggle with unreasonable expectations and end up quitting the habit before it can be established.

Day by day you will be investing your time in the best way!

You may want to check out Design Your Daily Quiet Time

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Disturb Us

 We often want to put out the “do not disturb” sign on our door life. It can be so nice to simply have time alone and not be bothered.

When you become a Christian, you willingly give up your own rights and serve King Jesus. Being a real Christian means living a life of surrender no longer self-focused but Jesus focused. See a recent post  Consider the Cost

Often we need to be disturbed in a way that helps us to grow and flourish spiritually.


The author of the following poem/prayer is unknown. See more about it – Discerning History

Disturb Us, Lord

Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wilder seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.

We ask you to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push back the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

This we ask in the name of our Captain,
Who is Jesus Christ.


Disturb Us

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God Is Limitless

Oh, how often they rebelled against him in the wilderness
    and grieved his heart in that dry wasteland.
 Again and again they tested God’s patience
    and provoked the Holy One of Israel.
 They did not remember his power
    and how he rescued them from their enemies.

-Psalm 78:40-42  NLT

So much becomes clear when we understand the truth of Who we are talking to!

Remember God is always and forever limitless!

Here is a great reminder from Esther Walker.

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Envy

What comes to mind when you think of envy?

Read the definition here – Envy

Below is a powerful 4 part series on the subject of envy from John Eldredge’s excellent podcast. I personally found it to be a fascinating discussion and also extremely convicting. Can’t imagine there is another resource on the subject that compares to this series. So take some time to listen and then share your thoughts on envy by leaving a comment below.

 

 

 

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Summer of Prayer Series

Earlier this week was the conclusion of the Summer of Prayer Series

Did you miss the last post, first post, or any post? Not sure?

 ↓ Here is a link to ALL the post in the series ↓

Summer of Prayer Series

Want more on the subject of prayer?

Consider enrolling in the E-Course Design Your Daily Quiet Time

 

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Hope your summer was fantastic and you are ready to jump into the season of Fall.

Blessings,

Lynn 

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Constant Prayer

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Constant Prayer

You may already be familiar with some Bible verses that mention constant prayer but please take the time to look at a few scriptures with me today. If you have your Bible handy, please find the following verses. I hope you are able to read the entire chapter or more surrounding these verses.

  • Acts 1:14
  • Ephesians 6:18
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

If you’re not able to access a Bible, please see the verses below in the NKJV.

These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.   -Acts 1:14

praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.  -Ephesians 6:18

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.   -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


What does it mean to practice constant prayer?

It is easy to begin our day with prayer. But how do we continue in a state of prayer once our daily activities have started? Well, why did the time of prayer end? Just because we leave the place where morning prayer began does not mean our time with God is over.

One of the marvelous things about a relationship with Jesus is that He is constantly present. Our problem is forgetting He is there! 

The difficulty in maintaining a lifestyle of constant prayer is caused by not living in awareness of His continual presence.

Is your life-quest for Jesus? Is your greatest desire to know Him? If so, you need to discover the joy of living daily in the awareness of His presence. This not only changes prayer but actually every single facet of your life.


On the subject of being always in prayer, E.M. Bounds said, “Always does not mean that we are to neglect the ordinary duties of life; what it means is that the soul which has come into intimate contact with God in the silence of the prayer-chamber is never out of conscious touch with the Father, that the heart is always going out to Him in loving communion, and that the moment the mind is released from the task upon which it is engaged it returns as naturally to God as the bird does to its nest. What a beautiful conception of prayer we get if we regard it in this light, if we view it as a constant fellowship, an unbroken audience with the King. Prayer then loses every vestige of dread which it may once have possessed; we regard it no longer as a duty which must be performed, but rather as a privilege which is to be enjoyed, a rare delight that is always revealing some new beauty.”


This is the last is the last post in the Summer of Prayer Series.

Did you miss any posts?

Follow the link below to access the entire series all together ↓↓

Summer of Prayer Series

 

I pray that you have found something helpful in this series.

Please leave a comment ♥

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Praise Part 2

Summer of Prayer Series

Do you think of praise as an option? Is it like a p.s. that you might tack on at the end of a prayer? Is praise something you do when things are going your way?

Praise is an important part of prayer and a joyful life.

“There should be a parallel between our supplications and our thanksgivings. We ought not to leap in prayer, and limp in praise.

– Charles Spurgeon

Praise is worship

Praise is not about your circumstances but about Who you are praising. God is always worthy of praise no matter what is happening or not happening in your life or mine.

A praise-filled day is like the perfect outfit. It is always the right fit and goes with everything.

So, anytime is praise time!


Praise is a key to constant prayer.

God is with us at all times. We live in His continual presence.

He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being,   – Acts 17:27-28

We need to grab onto this powerful reality and apply it to our lives each day. Living in this awareness will cause praise to happen easily and often.

Praise can become a lifestyle.


Sing out your praises to our God, our King. Yes, sing your highest praises to our King, the King of all the earth. Sing thoughtful praises!     Psalm 47:7 (TLB)

I will praise the Lord no matter what happens. I will constantly speak of his glories and grace.                       Psalm 34:1 (TLB

_Thanksgiving is inseparable from true prayer; it is almost essentially connected with it. One who always prays is ever giving p


Need some help getting into praise mode?

Turn on some praise and worship music!

Please share your thoughts on praise in the comments below ♥

 

 

 

 

 

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Praise Extra

Summer of Prayer Series

This was not originally going to be a blog post at all but only shared on the Facebook Page. But Facebook has taken it down each time I attempted to share it. So, instead of giving up I decided to share through this blog post. Of course, that means it will actually reach more people than it would have through Facebook alone 🙂

The Leading the Way website offers literally 200 choices for sharing the content. So especially strange that Facebook is not allowing it since Facebook sharing is clearly encouraged on the website.

Follow the link below to the Empowered by Praise audio series by Michael Youssef

Empowered by Praise

Please take a moment to leave a comment below and consider sharing ♥

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UPDATE on Facebook situation

Guess what happened?

Every one of the posts that Facebook had taken off the Every Day with The King Facebook Page was mysteriously put back up on the Page!

Interesting…

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Praise Part 1

Summer of Prayer Series

Praise – an act of worship that focuses our attention on God

Praise is an important part of a healthy prayer life.

Like supernatural effervescence, praise will sometimes bubble up from the joy of simply knowing Christ. Praise like that is…delight. Pure pleasure! But praise can also be supernatural determination. A decisive action. Praise like that is…quiet resolve. Fixed devotion. Strength of spirit.    – Joni Eareckson Tada

In Michael Youssef’s book The Prayer That God Answers, he says, “Without praise, we get too self-conscious. We get preoccupied with who we are, and not enough about what God thinks of us. And then we get grumpy and critical.”


I will praise the Lord at all times; His praise will constantly be on my lips.

-Psalm 34:1


Christians are made to glorify God. We are never in our element until we are praising Him. Prayer and praise are the oars by which a man may row his boat into the deep waters of the knowledge of Christ.

-Charles Spurgeon

Do you want to improve your prayer life?

Start praising and thanking God.

A day filled with praise is a sure way of keeping your focus and attitude right.

Infuse your life with praise and you will soon find joy in ordinary days.

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How important is praise?

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Corrie and Prayer

Summer of Prayer Series

Selecting things for the Summer of Prayer is enjoyable and a little challenging. It is causing me to realize that having an abundance of material on prayer means the best is sometimes hidden from easy view. The true treasures can be found and like all treasure, it is well worth the effort.

Here are some powerful insights from Corrie ten Boom on the subject of prayer.

45 minutes with Corrie ten Boom

Want to learn more about Corrie?

Visit the Corrie ten Boom Page