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A Diet That Works – part 9

Boxing champion, Laila Ali, once said, “People who are fit are the same as anyone else. The only difference is their level of commitment.” The same is true for our Spiritual life as well.

#1 Solitude – Spend time alone to be with God.
#2 Silence – Remove noisy distractions to hear from God.
#3 Fasting – Skip a meal(s) to find greater nourishment form God.
#4 Live with Less – Learn to live with less money and still meet your basic needs.
#5 Secrecy - Avoid self-promotion, practice serving God without others knowing.
#6 Sacrifice – Giving of our resources beyond what seems reasonable to remind us of our dependence on Christ.
#7 Study - Spend time reading the Scriptures and meditating on its meaning and importance to our lives.
#8 Worship – Offer praise and adoration to God.

#9 Prayer – Talk to about your relationship with Him and about the concerns of others– then listen to for what He has to say to you.

Find time to pray to God without the distraction of people or things. Combine your prayer time with meditation on the Scriptures in order to focus on Christ. I have found it helpful to schedule a time of prayer in my day, and find other opportunities for prayer as well. Like when you stop at a red light in your car, or waiting in line at the grocery store.

Matthew 6:6(NIV)

“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

The Point Is: Prayer is your lifeline to God, stay connected!

Prayer: “Lord, today, may my heart be in harmony with what You want me to pray about.”

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