Jack Bauer and 24 is a big hit right now because the new season has just started this week.
The show is broken into 24 hour periods. Just like our lives, we only have each day to live and make every minute count.
In How to Spend a Day in Prayer, Lorne Sanny give us some practical tips on how to utilize your day with the Lord.
Scheduling your time
Divide the time into three parts:
1. Wait on the Lord-to realize His presence, to be cleansed, and to worship Him.
2. Pray for others. Ask specific things for them. Use Paul’s prayers in the New Testament to pray for them, and pray for them what you are praying for yourself.
3. Pray for yourself. Be totally honest with God, and yet not too introspective. (In many cases, a person will do better to pray for himself before praying for others.) As Lorne Sanny said, “You will end the day worse than you started if all you do is think of yourself and your own problems.”
That really covers it all. Our walk with God, our walk with others and our walk with ourselves each day.
Each morning is a great time to reflect on how God has given us everything we need for that day.
Jesus tells us how important it is to focus on today and let tomorrow take care of itself when he tells us in Matthew 6:34 “So never worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
TODAY IS ALL YOU HAVE.
TODAY IS ALL YOU NEED.
And TODAY IS ALL YOU CAN HANDLE.
Have a great day!