The TENTH Devotional Journal, Day 1
LORD, I Am Available To You
Day 1 – Spotlight continued…
A powerful method to change your time management habits is to start doing something differently. Change one habit consistently for a few months. Then, change something else and connect it to what you have already changed, then do those two changes concurrently for a few months. You will learn new habits and soon radically change your entire day in terms of how you manage your time.
If you do the things that the LORD wants you to do, you will find that you have the grace to do those things. They will come more naturally to you than things you could do that would go against the grain of your purpose.
You may hit and miss in the beginning. Yet, if you truly set your GOD made mind to do this, HE will even help you accomplish it when you ask him. And you will see eventually, that all of the things you used to do, can be managed with the other 90% of your time. Maybe there are things you can delegate. Maybe you can give your lunch hour to prayer. Much as the enemy will tell you there are not – there are actually ways to better steward your time if you are not giving GOD at least a tenth. Once you have that time with GOD, the enemy loses at least 86,400 seconds of your life. And what you sow, that shall you also reap.
Realize that an investment in GOD’s plan for your life is not the time you cannot get back – because HE takes your tithe and compounds it – it is an investment in yourself. You do not know how GOD will return that time to you. Maybe it will be the length of days. Maybe it will be in the form of provision. Maybe it will be deliverance. Maybe it will be peace in your mind – which is one of the most important gifts you can use in this crazy world. Now, let me preference the following by saying that I believe the best option is to give GOD the first tenth of your time, at the beginning of your day. But if you are not already doing that, you need to start somewhere and work up.
Now, I know the body needs sleep. But some people have a spirit of sleep that makes you groggy, lazy, and moody, and it is not from GOD. If you are not a morning person, start speaking over the life you have that you are (Romans 4:17). Life and death are not in your paycheck. They are in the power of your tongue that is activated by the words that you say.
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 18:21
- Listen to an adaptation of the Prayer of St. Francis “Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace” – This is the official school song of the Heir Force University Online.
- More St. Francis Quotes – https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/francis-of-assisi-quotes
From The HFUO Library
Apply Within: How Crazy Are You?
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result. If you feel like your day-to-day is so hectic that it is driving you crazy [insane], examine the things that you do repeatedly. What are the themes and the patterns that keep showing up every day? Is there a stronghold that needs to be broken?
The following activity will help you take an inventory of your prayer life. Complete this activity along with your daily devotional journal or as often as would like to review your progress.
Apply Within Ratings
Instructions: Complete a personal inventory. Consider the principles and concepts from today’s devotional to guide your evaluation.
My TENTH Journal
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From The HFUO Library