Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Daily Devotional December 23 - Bring God Into Your Situation Early

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."  Isaiah 26:3

Do you have an unwanted debt?
Do you have any troubles?
And for some maybe troubles on more sides than one?
Have people said or done some things that hurt you?

For some of us to be burdened by something or someone has been going on for so long we have began to believe that this is the way it is supposed to be. We start to think that it just can't get better, that we will forever be assigned to this station of gloom and troubles and peril.

Along the way in life you have had many teachers. You have been taught what to do and what not to do. you have been taught basic Math, Science and English and even some Bible. Some of you received formal training in a specialized field of endeavor, like health care, masonry, carpentry, mechanics or management. Some of you have a high school diploma, some college , others a masters degree or a PhD.  you have learned a great many things, some to your credit and some to your shame.

One look around and you can see how busy we are as a people. For some of you your day, your week, your entire year or longer is mapped out with little or no room for change or diversion.  Some of you have spent more time thinking about what you cannot do, haven't done or won't ever have the chance to do more than what you can do.  Some of you have dreams or goals that take you beyond your current circumstances.

Is there anybody out there that fits this category?

Some of you have tried to break away from whatever it is holding you back only to find an invisible elastic band attached to it drawing you back again and again.  How would you like to have the power to overcome the circumstances and see your goals and dreams come to pass?

For those of you who are of age you have been pulled back so many times that you feel like a rubber band and you are more than ready to give it up for something better.

For the youth and those about 20, that haven't experienced the teeter totter syndrome yet - for you, (with just a right Word from God) you will be able to bypass the back and forth motion of indecision and indiscretion - make decisions and stick to them - turn from the unnecessary without loss of territory and find fulfilling opportunities early.

The secret of life is about bringing God into your situation early .
Psalms 63:1 "O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;"

The call of God to be invited in early was not meant just to be early in the morning, like so many think, although it can be early in the morning.

It is also early in your relationships.
It is also early in the planning stages of your new business.
It is also early in your ministry.
It is also early in your decision making process.
Early in your job
Early in your spending

My God, if you were to seek God early, how many problems and situations that you had to go through could you have avoided?

Don't be too proud of your many experiences. God prefers you learn to avoid satan and his ploys 'early.' Can you sense in your spirit that God has always been there? Oh had we invited God in early?

In a way, for you to make improvement in your life and get beyond your current circumstance, it will be important that we make room in your mind for new light, new inspiration. For many of you, to go into the closet with God we will have to clean out that closet. Just try to get into a closet when it is full of stuff. Does anybody have a closet that is full of stuff?

It is the same with your prayer closet in the inner man. You can't get into the prayer closet with your inner man if it is full of stuff. I want you to get a sense of approval from God on this issue - It's OK to dump some of that stuff:

Some of the unused
and in some cases, unfit stuff
to make room for pure Christ.

You wouldn't throw a treasure from God into your junk drawer or cluttered closet would you? But you do. You take the very breath of God and mix it with so many lesser things.  It's hard to keep your mind stayed on God when your mind is so cluttered with superfluous and worthless thoughts.  Maybe it's time to re-evaluate what you allow to have the pre-eminence in your life and re-stack your thinking to think more like God, thus God-thinking.

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