Are you in a battle for time? Do you have more to do than you have time to accomplish? It's time to resume our study of Joshua, which we began prior to the Christmas holidays. Joshua trusted the Lord for a significant miracle that involved time, so let's direct our attention there and see what you can learn to help with your battle for time in the days ahead (you can read Memos 427 and 428 on Joshua here).
A PRAYER OF FAITH
As you learn to have faith for money, business and
ministry to fulfill your purpose, it’s important that you also learn to have faith for time. Like you, Joshua had much
to do as he fulfilled his purpose to pursue and battle Israel’s enemies. The only way he was going to finish was to have faith for
more time. His faith caused him to
pray an unusual prayer:
A TIMELY MIRACLE
This is an unusual story, but it embodies an important principle where time is concerned: God can help you have the time you need to finish what you need to finish. Armed with that knowledge, can you then believe God for the time you need? This is critical, because often you put off important things because you don’t believe you have enough time to fit them in or do them well.
This week, I am determined to have faith for time, to finish all the critical things that are before me. I’m not going to fret, but I am going to keep my priorities in order. That means I will pray, read, write and take time to do some schoolwork for my class in February. Because you believe God can give you time, you can exercise, study or do the other things that you’ve previously said you didn’t have time to do.
When you say, “I don’t have enough time,” you are making a statement of unfaith. The truth is, you have all the time there is—twenty-four hours a day. But God is still able to take limited resources and make them adequate, and He can do the same for those twenty-four hours. So why not believe God for a time miracle this week? And how will you walk out this miracle? You will express your faith for time by doing something that is important for you to do, whether you think you have time to do it or not. I invite you to join me this week as together we follow Joshua's example to have faith for a timely miracle. Have a great week!
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THE SOPHIA FUND: I leave for Kenya on February 5 with 13 others and I am still collecting money and supplies to take over with us. If you haven't already done so, please take the time to read my latest update on the Sophia Fund and the Deborah Foundation here. As you read, you will understand what a difference you can make in a child's life with very little effort or investment.
After you read these updates, I hope you will act to help as my trip approaches in four weeks. I need money and supplies to feed and educate the children in a difficult environment. If you need more background or information, go to my blog to see my latest posts or go to my Facebook page. I will figure out a way to get everything to Kenya. You just figure out a way to get them to me.
KENYA: The finest training in goal setting and personal development I have ever received was through an organization called The Pacific Institute. I am going to do a three-day Pacific Institute seminar while I am in Nairobi from February 8-10 at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi. This training is not inexpensive, but it has paid for itself in my life over and over again. Be watching for updates in the coming weeks and then be a part of this historic event when I come over in February. It will change you and your life forever.