August 29th, 2011′ Journal Entry –
Last night I read somewhere that God wants us to give Him the quietness of each morning so we can be tuned in to His voice and His presence throughout the day. I have been waking up very tired lately. I prayed if God wanted me to do my devotions in the early morning before the family woke up then would He wake me up at the right time with energy. I fell asleep at 9:30pm and got up at 6:00am without feeling tired. Here I am now sitting on the kitchen chair with the sliding glass door open to let the cool, fresh air in. It is still a bit too dark to sit outside. I at least can feel the coolness of the morning. I hear the birds chirping and cawing to one another, and the traffic of workers already racing to their jobs. Thank you God for waking me up with energy.
Holy Spirit – You are My child in whom I love. You brighten up My day when I watch you play. Be yourself, Lara. Enjoy your day. Enjoy what I’ve given you. Enjoy, enjoy. For life is short.
Me – What else?
Holy Spirit – Read Jesus Calling
Jesus Calling Devotional – ” Demonstrate your trust in Me by sitting quietly in My presence. Put aside all that is waiting to be done, and refuse to worry about anything. This sacred time together strengthens you and prepares you to face whatever the day will bring. By waiting with Me before you begin the day’s activities, you proclaim the reality of My living presence. This act of faith-wait before working-is noted in the spirit world, where your demonstration of trust weakens principalities and powers of darkness. The most effective way to resist evil is to draw near to Me. When you need to take action, I will guide you clearly through My Spirit and My Word. The world is so complex and overstimulating that you can easily lose your sense of direction. Doing countless unnecessary activities will dissipate your energy. When you spend time with Me, I restore your sense of direction. As you look to Me for guidance, I enable you to do less but accomplish more.” inspired by Luke 12:22-26; Ephesians 6:12; Proverbs 16:3
Luke 12:22-26 “…since you (humans) can’t do this simple, little thing…” (which is adding one hour to your life. Simple? Little? That would be incredible if we could do that! Shows how small that is to God and implies He does much, much greater things.)
Proverbs 16:3 “Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.”