Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional 2nd October 2020 Today Message
Topic: Give Yourself A Head Start
SCRIPTURE: … He wakens Me morning by morning, He wakens My ear to hear as a disciple [as one who is taught]. — Isaiah 50:4 (AMPC)
Nothing will prepare you to face what you have to deal with at work, at home, in relationships, or in daily life like taking time to connect with God before your busy day begins.
When I first understood that I needed to prepare myself for every day by spending time with God, some of my children complained. They were teenagers at the time, so I told them: “Listen, you’re old enough to put cereal in a bowl and pour milk on it, and you should be glad I go to my study every morning. Trust me—you’ll have a much nicer day if I take this time with God!”
Yesterday morning, I told my daughter, Sandra, I was going to spend my early morning time with the Lord, and she replied, “Are you going to get nice?” We both laughed because we’ve learned that even something as simple as being nice to others can be impossible without that daily preparation in God’s presence and Word. I know many of us feel extremely pressed for time, so just the thought of adding something else to your schedule might make you shudder.
The truth is, the more you have to do, the more you need to spend time with Jesus. I don’t know how you need to adjust your schedule, but I do know that when you trust Him with your time—just like with your finances—He will give it back to you multiplied and better than it was before.
I can tell you from years of experience (both with and without putting God first) that it is absolutely worth it to take a few minutes before things get crazy to invite Him into your day. So, I strongly encourage you to stop trying to fit God into your schedule, make a decision to put Him first, then work the rest of your schedule around Him.
God is in charge of time; He knows how much time you need to accomplish the things you need to do, and He will protect and help you manage it if you’ll be intentional to spend time with Him first. He loves you so much, and He can’t wait to be with you!
Prayer Starter: Father, please show me how to make You first in my time each day. Thank You for the grace, strength and wisdom I need to face today! In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional 2nd October 2020 – Give Yourself A Head Start