Setting the pace of your day
November 6, 2009
"Be still, and know that I am God."
Before his death, my friend Dr. Adrian Rogers shared with me and a few other associates his personal approach to spending time with the Lord each morning. He used a simple acrostic based on the letters P-A-C-E to walk through four meaningful steps of time with God.
It's a wonderful way for you to start your day with the Lord, and I hope you will try and make it a part of your daily time with him. Here are the four steps to P-A-C-E:
"P" is for Praise:
Begin by praising God and thanking him. Know that he is God! Praise him for his goodness and for his love. Thank him for meeting your needs.
"A" is for Acceptance:
Just hold your hands open before the Lord and say, "Lord, I accept what the Scripture says about me." He is your father, you are his child, and he loves you.
"C" is for Control:
Now just turn your hands over as if to bow gently before God, saying, "Lord, I give you control of my life." Release every care to him.
"E" is for Expectancy:
Now look with expectancy to God. Let him buoy your confidence and your trust and your strength in him. Tell him that you trust him with your life.
P-A-C-E yourself each morning and you will be blessed with the wonderful joy of God's presence!
LET GOD SET THE PACE OF YOUR DAY.
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
So please request your copy of Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out when you give online today! --Jack Graham