Friday , February 23 2024

MAXIMIZE THE MOMENT – Daily Devotional

Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Philippians 4:6 -(NKJV)

Many who live in such a busy city as ours often find it difficult to have an elaborate or long time to pray in the early hours of the day while rushing off to work. And sometimes, they may struggle to pray after the business of the day as they would be tired. This often makes such believers feel guilty and less powerful in the things of the Spirit. That feeling reduces their faith in themselves and in what they are capable of doing with God. This ought not to be.

Our opening text today gives a powerful pointer to how you can buy time from your busy schedule by using the principle of maximization, which means praying with every opportunity you get.

The difference between thinking and praying is the direction. If you will think your thoughts God-ward, i.e. towards God, then you can convert all your thinking time to prayer time, and that would give you many hours of prayer time every day.

Therefore, while you are seating in the bus or driving to your office, you can spend time to pray under your breath, or during your break time, or even while in the restroom. Discuss your present feeling, emotion, circumstance, objective, targets etc. with God instead of just thinking about it. The goal here is maximizing every single opportunity to talk to God.

🙏 DAILY PRAYER GUIDE
Father in the name of Jesus, help me to grow in my fellowship with you as I maximize my day by the help of your Spirit, in Jesus Name.

🏞️ PRAYER FOR A NATION -NEW ZEALAND
Almost half of New Zealanders stated they had no religion in the 2018 census and 6.7%made no declaration. Though Christianity remains the most common religion, the number of people affiliated with Christianity has declined since the 1990s, and Sikhism is the fastest-growing faith.

  1. Prayer for the nation: Father in the name of Jesus, pour out your Spirit upon the nation New Zealand, and cause the veil of darkness on the faces of many to be taken away, that they may see the light and come to Christ, in Jesus Name.
  2. Prayer for the leaders: Father in the name of Jesus, grant unto the leaders of New Zealand the wisdom to make policies that will favour the spread of the Gospel in the nation, in the name of Jesus

🕍PRAYER FOR ISRAEL – (Ps 122:6)
Father in the name of Jesus, show your mercy and favour in this set time to Israel. Let your mercy not depart from Israel, in Jesus name

💒 PRAYER FOR UNITY IN THE CHURCH
Father in the name of Jesus, we pray that believers in body of Christ will have fervent love for one another, just as Christ had loved the church, in Jesus Name.

☄️ PRAYER FOR SOULS / REVIVAL
Father in the name of Jesus, we ask that you will give us a harvest of souls in our cities. Let the unsaved realize the futility of a life without Christ, and return to you, in Jesus name.

📚DAILY BIBLE STUDY
LEVITICUS 19 & 20,
LUKE 12,
PROVERBS 28.

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Source: https://devotionalbox.com/maximise-the-moment/