Truly Devoted- Insight from May 14, 2017

Son, yes, you're hearing me correctly. I want time with you everyday. Time devoted to me. The root of the word “devotional” is devote. Devoted is daily and consistent; not irregular and inconsistent. I want you on the weekends as much as the weekdays. Your weekdays are primarily for work, which I've called you to do, and your weekends are for family, but everyday is for Me. I want you on the weekdays and the weekends. I want you to devote time to Me daily. Not just the weekdays and not just a day on the weekend. Everyday. 

You want my blessings daily and I want your recommitted heart daily.

Psalm 68:19 NIV
[19] Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.

You need me and this time daily more than I do. I want it, but I don't need it. You need it more than you know.

Daniel 8:9-12 NIV
[9] Out of one of them came another horn, which started small but grew in power to the south and to the east and toward the Beautiful Land. [10] It grew until it reached the host of the heavens, and it threw some of the starry host down to the earth and trampled on them. [11] It set itself up to be as great as the commander of the army of the Lord; it took away the daily sacrifice from the Lord, and his sanctuary was thrown down. [12] Because of rebellion, the Lord's people and the daily sacrifice were given over to it. It prospered in everything it did, and truth was thrown to the ground.

You need daily help to get through each day. You need quality and uninterrupted time with Me everyday.

Jesus said, “For man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from God.”

Matthew 6:11 NIV
[11] Give us today our daily bread.

My word is bread and only comes from me; you need my word (bread) daily and it only comes from me and the time we spend together.

You're smiling. I love it. You woke up early and are spending quality time with me and look how much you're getting out of this. You can't get this with your kids running around. You can't get this driving.

Acts 2:46-47 NIV
[46] Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, [47] praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

It's not easy, but it's necessary. You'll get more from this time than you will anything else.

2 Corinthians 11:28 NIV
[28] Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.

1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 NIV
[9] Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. [10] And in fact, you do love all of God's family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more, [11] and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, [12] so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

Hebrews 3:13 NIV
[13] But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.

Continue reading and praying. I am listening and I am with you. Voice your concerns and cast your burdens on Me, for I will help you. Do not doubt.