Building a strong and godly home is not something that happens by chance. You build it by cultivating solid, spiritual disciplines as a Christian. As the Holy Spirit has laid emphasis on developing your personal devotional life this season, I want to encourage you to begin right away to cultivate your personal daily devotions.
“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed. Simon and his companions went to look for Him, and when they found Him, they exclaimed: ‘Everyone is looking for you!’ Jesus replied, ‘Let us go somewhere else to the nearby villages so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.’”
~ Mark 1: 35 – 38
It must be early, and the time should be four-o’clock in the morning. As early as 4 a.m., you should wake up and start praying. Your personal morning devotions should also be private. This means that when you get up by 4 a.m., you should commune alone with your God. Then again, it should also be daily. So your personal devotions should be daily, early, and private.
These three characteristics must describe and define your daily devotions. Starting your day with your heavenly father is an extremely powerful discipline. If you want to be a strong Christian, you must be prayerful. You can’t walk in the realities of your new creation if you are not prayerful, particularly following the model of Jesus.
Waking up very early in the morning and starting your day with your heavenly father is an extremely, powerful spiritual discipline. You should no longer continue to live a careless and lazy life. If you truly want to live in dominion on the earth, you should no longer continue to have a lackadaisical spiritual life. The reason for the different kinds of atrocities going on in people’s homes and families is very weak devotional lives. I pray that this ceases to be the case in your life from this day, in the name of Jesus Christ.
“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed.”
Help me Heavenly Father to be awake each day by four-o’clock in the morning, communing with you in deep fellowship, in a private place, in Jesus’ mighty name.