Let's get real with one another. What comes first for you? For me, it's the "feel good." I go searching for the "feel good" to start the day. Most of the time it's something for my belly. It's automatic. Every day my flesh demands to satisfaction.
BUT THAT'S NOT THE END OF THE STORY. THERE'S MORE!
The Lord appeals to us, "Come unto me." That's warm, it's personal and very passionate. Don't turn away. "I want you close, I want you feel my presence." Holy Spirit pulls on our hearts to move toward Him.
SURRENDER SETS IN MOTION CONNECTION WITH THE LORD.
The first step is always yielding your will to HIS. This does not just happen. It must be intentional. Your will is your chooser, your decision-maker.
PICTURE YOUR WILL BOWING BEFORE HIM. READY YOURSELF TO RECEIVE.
Go down on your knees. Come to HIM with an open heart and ears that tuned into HIS voice. Your will follows when you bow. Go lower and bow down on your knees. I find that my heart is more prone to receive when I bow down on my knees.
THE GREAT BATTLE IS WITHIN.
Resistance shows up in rationalizing about it. "I don't have to bow down to hear his voice," But until you surrender you can't hear his voice or follow his will. He needs your will to be in submission to HIS to be able to get through to you.
BOWING BEFORE HIM ORDERS YOUR DAY.
Start your day by putting The Lord in charge. Bow down before Him. Trust me it works.The outcome should be a surrendered WILL AND focused MIND.
GOD HAS CALLED ME ON A SPECIAL PRAYER JOURNEY.
I realize that the way I do life now is I pray about what to wrap my life around. The Lord is directing me to wrap my life around prayer not to pray about what to wrap my life around. It starts with yielding my will and bowing before Him.
I AM DEVOTING THE FIRST 4 HOURS OF MY DAY TO A SPECIAL FOCUS WITH HIM.
Let's do this together. I will be teaching on this process in the near future. If God is calling you on a prayer journey then let's do it together. Write me and let me know what He is saying to you.