PREPARING YOUR WAYS BEFORE GOD
By DIGC 15 September 2020
The best place to arrange and prepare what you are to do for the day is at the place of prayer.
SCRIPTURE: So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God. 2 Chronicles 27:6
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The best place to arrange and prepare what you are to do for the day is the place of prayer.
Earlier, we saw that appreciation to God is wisdom for daily living because your life appreciates when you appreciate God. On the other hand, your life depreciates when you refuse to appreciate God. So, appreciation to God is wisdom for daily living.
Now, another wisdom tip for daily living is, preparing your ways in the day before the Lord.
In preparing your ways in the day before the Lord, you identify critical things that must be done in the day. What this means is that you should maintain a schedule for each day.
2 Chronicles 27:6 says, So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.
The best place to arrange and prepare what you are to do for the day is at the place of prayer. You prepare your day beforehand so it is not wasted. You can have a daily schedule. In your daily schedule, identify the necessary and vital things that you need to do in the day and write them down. You do this at the place of prayer. At the place of prayer, you connect wisdom, power, direction, and Divine idea for what to do for the day.
Job 38:12 says, Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;
Beloved, you are to command your days in the morning; tell the day how it should go. It is not just praying but scheduling or planning the day. Command it and give it a direction. Identify what you must do for each day if the day must be successful. But don’t over schedule it with many things so it doesn’t get congested and you get frustrated at the end of the day if everything on your schedule is not achieved. Don’t over-load your schedule with numerous activities. Just ensure that things that are very critical and vital to move your life forward are included in your schedule for the day. Preparing your way in the day before the Lord is a secret of might.
To do otherwise is like entering a vehicle before asking the driver where he is going. It is like starting a journey in the day without knowing where you are going. It can also be likened to entering a university before finding out what course you are to study. It is not supposed to be so.
My counsel is, prepare your ways in the day before the Lord. Don’t start a journey into the day before knowing where you are going. Live wisely daily.
Remember this: The best place to arrange and prepare what you are to do for the day is the place of prayer.
1. Prayerfully draw a schedule for each day before the day starts.
2. Present your schedule before God and command each day to go according to your plan.
3. Follow your drawn schedule for the day rigidly and diligently.
4. Do not over schedule the day with many things and avoid distractions that will affect your schedule.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask for the grace to schedule my day before it starts. Help me not to waste my day, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: WISDOM FOR DAILY LIVING.
QUOTE: There are many people on earth today who live a random life – life by random motion. They live their life by randomization and inference. They do not have God on their schedule at all. To such people, if a thing happens ‘that way’, it probably means the other should be ‘this way’. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Hosea 4-6
AMAZING FACT: Ants have no lungs! They simply have tiny holes from which oxygen enters and carbon dioxide leaves.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Grace, wisdom and discipline to prepare your way before the Lord daily is released upon you, in Jesus’ Name.