To get a good jump start for our relationship with God, we must take time to shut down some things in our lives for a while

Sunday Morning Worship
September 18, 2011
Series: “Jump Start for Dummies”
Today: “Taking Time to Recharge”

Scripture:  Psalm 5:1-3 Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my sighing. 2 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. 3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

Psalm 27:13-14 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

Psalm 62:1-2 (NLT)  I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him.  2 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.

Intro:  To get a good jump start for our relationship with God, we must take time to     shut down       some things in our lives for a while.

I.    EVERY DAY WAS STARTED IN      GOD’S PRESENCE      .

A.  Look at verse three again:

Psalm 5:3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

B.  Getting and maintaining a full charge of God’s presence takes      starting our day       in His presence.

II.   LEARN TO PROPERLY      WAIT     ON THE LORD!

A.  Wait      expectantly      .

* vs. 3c – “…in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.”

B.  Wait     courageously     .

Psalm 27:13-14 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

C.  Wait      quietly     .

* Psalm 62:1 – “I wait quietly before God for my victory comes from Him” (NLT)

Conclusion: Why is there a common struggle in taking time to recharge in God’s presence?

1.   Prayer ushers us into the      unseen world        where the enemy battles this most effective weapon that God has given us!

2.   The human tendency of       independence       .

3.   The counterintuitive nature of      divine time     .

4.   The delayed gratification nature of      prayer      .

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