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Friday, March 11, 2011

Operate in Wisdom

 

Operate in Wisdom

3/11

Romans 11:33

Without wisdom we can make poor decisions and later wonder why we didn't pray first. It is wise to seek God early each day before we start making decisions in order to know ahead of time what we ought to do, and then to receive the grace to do it. Wisdom keeps us from a life of regret.

 

Jesus operated in wisdom. When others went home to rest, Jesus went to the Mount of Olives to spend time with God. And early in the morning (at dawn), He came back into the temple and taught people (see John 7:53 and 8:2). Jesus always spent time with the Father before facing the crowds. If Jesus needed time with God, we need even more time with Him. Walk in wisdom today.

 

Realize God's Continual Presence

3/12

Ecclesiastes 8:12

You can form such a habit of prayer that you will wake up in the morning talking to God. You can fall asleep at night talking to God, and wake up in the middle of the night still talking to Him. The Word calls it "prayer without ceasing" (see 2 Timothy 1:3).

 

I have learned to start my day with prayer and just keep praying all day. I pray when I see somebody hurting. I pray if I don't feel good. I pray when I feel hurried.

 

Prayer is conversation with God. It is simply being aware of His continual presence and acknowledging Him in all of our ways. If we do, He promises to direct our path to a place of peace and victory (see Proverbs 3:6).

 

Quit Complaining

3/13

PSALM 107:43

Today thank God and decide not to complain about anything. Ask Him to show you anytime you are getting ready to complain, and to help you hold your tongue. Today, give thanks for what you have without looking at what you don't have. Some people have the same problems you have. But they don't know God. At least you can give thanks that God is in your life.

 

The Word says, "Let there be no filthiness (obscenity, indecency) nor foolish and sinful (silly and corrupt) talk, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting or becoming; but instead voice your thankfulness [to God]" (Ephesians 5:4) Guard your tongue today.

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