THE MOTHER LODE

 

My initial meeting with Father upon accepting the 365 — 6 a.m. Challenge had taken a surprising turn.

The encounter began on familiar terms. For more than a year I started my morning prayer time with the three prayers described in my ebook 3 Prayers That Start Your Day Off Right.

Without fail, the declarations of those prayers awakened my awareness of God’s Presence and His Peace.

More than that, as I delved into the significance of words and terms in those prayers, I experienced what the Apostle Paul prayed for the Ephesian believers…

 “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you

  • the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,
  • the eyes of your understanding being enlightened;
  • that you may know what is the hope of His calling,
  • what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 
  • and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who...
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ENGRAVED ON THE HEART

 

After acknowledging His Presence with the “3 Prayers”, the first part of the Father’s “365—6 a.m. Challenge”, I recalled a conversation God had with Joshua. He, like me, was facing a new venture filled with uncertainties.

God's instructions were straightforward, reassuring and somewhat unusual. As he considered the daunting obstacles ahead, Joshua was to “meditate day and night” on the “Book of the Law”.(a)

This Book was to shape Joshua’s perception, evaluation and responses to the situations he encountered. It was to guide his thinking, feeling and choosing as he, together with his generals, formulated battle strategies.

This all-inclusive immersion in and implementation of God’s Word would require great strength of mind and courage of heart on Joshua's part.

 

I saw where these thoughts were leading me. Like Joshua, I was to “meditate” on the Scriptures. But when I prepared myself for...

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A GOOD START, BUT WHAT’S NEXT?

 

The “3 Prayers That Start Your Day Off Right” were definitely a good start to our special 6 a.m. time together.

  • They create a clearly defined framework within which I successfully engage the day unfolding on my path.
  • They clearly define my posture in regard to God, myself, and the day before me.
  • They establish a connection through which the Power of God can flow throughout the day.

But what next?

I waited quietly for further instructions. Father called the meeting, so it was only fitting and proper that He should determine the agenda.

God’s instructions to Joshua came to mind.

Joshua was about to embark on a conquest of new territory in which he would encounter fearsome foes and formidable obstacles.

He, like me, had been summoned to a special meeting with God to discuss the way forward. 

I found the conversation in the Bible...

“I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. Only be strong and very courageous…...

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