Monday, January 12, 2009

prayer at my desk.

What's the first thing you do when you sit down at work? Phone calls, email, facebook, flickr, what?

Today I tried something new. Before I turned on my computer, read my reminders to myself from last Friday or checked voicemail... I prayed. I gave the day over to the Lord and committed everything I did, said, planned, and saw as only for His glory. I prayed over all the things that would come from my computer, all the things the came through my phone and across my desk would be only from Him, for His purpose. That the enemy wouldn't attack me through any of those things at any point of my day. And it worked.

I must say, I've had one of the most productive Mondays in a long time. Try it, let me know what you think? And if you already do it, keep up the good work!!


James ~n~ Amber said...

I'm guilty of checking emails first thing or checking out blogs, but this morning I popped in my Switchfoot CD and started praying at my desk. Since then I've found myself randomly praying for my husband....not once, but it's been several times already. Now I'm reading through the Sunday school lesson for this week, and waiting for a customer. I feel better already :) Thanks for the idea...

d.j. iverson said...

I started doing this last year and it absolutely makes a difference. I think praying before you start helps turn work into worship, and if work is going to be offered up as worship then how much better for us to be productive and purposeful with our time!

good job liz! and Godspeed on your marathon buddy.