Effort is a sure principle of life; nothing is accomplished without effort. We put in effort to make our ideas and visions a reality. Effort is often a strenuous physical or mental exertion. We put a level of effort into everything we do as human beings.
Before you put effort into anything, consult the Holy Spirit.
Before running to your logic and intellect, ask the Holy spirit for direction. The holy spirit is our helper, and like the father, he knows all things. He knows if your efforts are going to be fruitful, futile, or counterproductive. The bible tells us to “trust in the Lord with all our heart, and to not lean on our own understanding. In all our ways, we’re expected to acknowledge the Lord. I’d like to emphasize the phrase, “in all our ways”. Regarding everything and all things, the word of God urges us to acknowledge and consult the lord. The verse ends with an assurance that the Lord shall direct our path when we acknowledge him.
Prayer (available as a Podcast)
It’s a new day and as we plan for our day. Let us aim to be effective. To avoid fruitless efforts, we need to be led by the holy Spirit. I ask that you join me in prayer. Let us pray:
Lord Jesus, we thank you for the gift of salvation and a new day. We also thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit, with whom, we will align with today. Lord we know for such a time as this we have been created. We believe we have been positioned here on earth for a unique purpose. Lord Today we ask that you enable us through your spirit to fulfill this purpose. Lord we yield our minds to you, asking that you lead us in the actions leading to the fulfillment of the visions you’ve laid on your hearts.
Today as we plan for the day ahead, we recognize that your ways are far greater than ours, so we ask that you lead us today and have your way. Lord we lay aside our plans and ask you to lead us in your divine strategic plan. Give our spirit directions. Let our spirit be heavy with your priorities. Let our spirit be burdened with what you want us to accomplish. Set an unrest in our hearts when tackle the wrong tasks.
We know that as your spirit leads the way, you will make us effective, instrumental, tactful, strategic and fruitful. We thank you for an answered. We bless you and we give you all the glory, now and forever more. We Jesus name we’ve prayed, Amen.