The Christ Follower STARTS the Day in Prayer

It’s the beginning of a new year, and I’m being challenged… I mean, WHOA, am I being challenged!

I was recently in Israel. When I was at the Sea of Galilee, I thought about Jesus calling the disciples to follow Him. I thought about what it means to be a Christ follower; not just a believer, but a follower, someone who puts action to their dependency on Jesus.

Psalm 5:3 “My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up.”

I am a praying woman. I also am a hard-working woman. I see what needs to be done and I do it. Throughout my day I do look to God for His direction and help, and He gives it.

However, I believe the Lord is challenging me to come up a level. To truly be following Christ, then to Christ I will go at the beginning of my day for His instruction and His plan for the day. His instruction may differ than my plan that I have written in my planner. How do I know that that unless I submit myself to Him from the get-go?

If this speaks to you too, I encourage you to put out the effort to join me in making room for morning prayer. We’re all busy, but busy keeps us limited to a self-sufficient life. Getting up a few minutes earlier is worth inviting God to do what we can’t do on our own. It’s the supernatural life we are all meant to live, a life of following and walking with God!

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