That is where you get up at 5 am to make your bed, clean the floor and make sure your clothes and “trommel” is neat.
That inspection will have one of two outcomes. If there is a lot of cutlery flying through the air on the first guy you will run a lot that day, if not you will still do a lot of running that day (smile).
Do our preparation in actions have an effect in our daily lives, even so at work?
So what is in my heart (emotions/soul) and mind (thoughts) about God. Those emotions and thoughts will determine my actions.
What does my daily conduct say about my faith? What does my deeds deserve ?
The two most obvious choices are; living for the world which 95% of people do or living for God that fills the rest.
So living for the world; what does that encapsulate? What is that saying “Money makes the world go round and round.”
What does Solomon the richest guy who ever lived say about money?
“Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.” – Ecc 5:10 NIV
Do you have enough money? Are you happy with your salary? Wow, convicting hey!!!
Am I thankful in all circumstances ?
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thes 5:16-18 NIV
Living for God starts the day by focussing on our most important relationship and that is love for God.
What is your prayer life like? Consistent, deep, meaningful?
“During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.” – Heb 5:7 NIV
Man, what is my submission before God like ?
Why submit to God in this way?
“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” – Phil 2:12-13 NIV
If I am close to God He will work and act through His Holy Spirit in my live.
So if you were to rate your prayer life and give it a point out of 10, what will it be ito the following criteria?
- Time spend
- Petitions, loud cries & tears.
- In situations