Live Tues Morning Zoom Battle Prayer 5/2/23
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Zoom Battle Prayer Notes 5/2/23
Good morning brother,
Day one topic: Sloth/ laziness Definition: disinclination to action or labor, spiritual apathy, and inactivity
Counterpart: perseverance, diligence, servanthood
Sloth is an excessive laziness or the failure to act and utilize one’s talents.
Solomon spoke of sloth in Proverbs 6:6 saying, “Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise.”
The Bible also mentions sloth in the following verses: Proverbs 13:4, Proverbs 24:33-34, Romans 12:11-13, Colossians 3:23 and 2 Thessalonians 3:10.
Diligence or zeal cures slothfulness by placing the interest of others above a life of ease and relaxation.
Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.”
The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name. Exodus 15:3
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.””
LORD, be a geyser of energy in me!
Jesus could return at any time; we do not know when (Luke 12:40). Our Lord illustrated the importance of being prepared for His coming in Matthew 25:1-13. In this parable, ten virgins await the arrival of the bridegroom and the commencement of the wedding feast. Five of the virgins were prepared for his arrival; five did not attempt to prepare until it was too late, and they were left behind. Jesus calls the unprepared virgins “foolish”; one reason they were unprepared may have been that they procrastinated.
So in the matter of our spiritual life, we dare not procrastinate. It is also unwise to delay healing a broken relationship or dealing with anger. And since our service to God motivates all we do, we have no reason to procrastinate. In short, procrastination is a bad habit that can have eternal effects.
Pruning is the best thing you can do for a tree. Prune me LORD keep me away from idleness.
Help us LORD to take out the trash out of our hearts and minds. Keep us unspotted from the world.
The main idea of a little sleep, a little slumber is that lazy people prefer sleep over work, a propensity that ultimately leads to poverty and ruin. Thus, laziness is a sure sign of a spiritual problem. God wants His followers to be diligent in their walk of faith: “For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. . . . Be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.
For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway.
Through sloth the roof sinks in, and through indolence the house leaks.
I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense, and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.
The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor. All day long he craves and craves, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.
Thank you for another great day of Zoom Battle Prayer.