Hebrews 12:1 ” …let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.“
“My” time: I can sleep in – I can do it later – I’ve got all day to spend time with you, Lord. I’ll just do these other things first. After all, it’s more efficient if I start a load of clothes and get a cup of coffee before I settle in to hear from you.
It all works back to the big “I” doesn’t it, Father? The only reason I have “time” is that you have allowed me another day. You have a plan for it even if nothing is showing on my “to-do list.” And how can I be prepared for the “God-incidences” if I don’t come to you first? If I don’t recharge, when the enemy attacks my defenses will not be at full repulsion force. Help! Get me back on track, please!
Child – First! What don’t you understand about that word? Without my power and blessings you can do nothing worthwhile, not even your daily tasks. You were created for Me and by Me to do all I have set aside for you to do. Only by spending time with Me first will you be able to follow the priorities that I have for you. So it is vital that you set aside time to listen to my still, small voice.
My child, I love you and have plans for you that you can’t even imagine at this moment. Choose to be disciplined by setting a regular time to get up to be with Me. I am your energizer and will make the sacrifice of your sleep well worth it. Put Me first every day. Other times can be used for further study.
Get with it, child. You’re missing blessings and drifting through your days when I have purpose for you. There are many other people I wish to bless through you, but you are presently depending on past revelation. Come early each day and grow with Me.
I AM worth it! Abba