“And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayedâ€ Mark 1:35, ESV.
â€œBut when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward youâ€ Matthew 6:6, ESV.
It is important to begin your day by spending quality time with God. The truth is praying for a few minutes on your way somewhere won’t do. With everything you may be facing, only through God will you overcome them all. With where He wants to take you, only He can get you there.
Naturally, it can seem like spending time with God doesn’t help you, and to belittle the part that it plays in your success. The devil will lie and fight against you to invest in it. He will gladly provide you with all kinds of reasons, including sleep, not to begin your day with God. However, your most vital relationship is the one you have with the Father. It is the powerful key to every door, every answer, every financial decision, all grace, and every bit of strength you’ll ever need.
Prayer: Father, thank you for your truth today. I can’t do anything good apart from you. Teach me how to spend quality time with You. I will sit at your feet, Jesus. I will trust in the power of prayer, worship, and your word. I pray that as I spend time with you, remind me of who I am and where I am weak, Father, make me strong. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Study: John 15:5, Galatians 5:16, Luke 22:39-40, 1 Chronicles 16:12