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Joseph Peck’s prayer update – Do fewer things better

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From: Joseph Peck, M.D.
Subject: Joseph Peck’s prayer update – Do fewer things better
Date: Mon, Jan 5, 2012 at 11:20 AM
To: Intercessory prayer team

Dear intercessors,

My how time flies when you’re having fun.

A few weeks ago during the weekly Master’s Mind Marketing group meeting, the Holy Spirit made it clear that our keyword for that day was INTERCESSION.

This morning as I spent several hours updating my online journal and improving how that is organized, I realized that while our dreams and goals are important, PRAYER must come first.

Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain. (Psalm 127:1)

The business of the church is PRAYER and we are the church.

In order for God to magnify our impact exponentially, it’s essential that we grow our intercessory support proportionally. This past week Lisa Rae Preston told me about an author who wrote that for every hour of ministry, he precedes that with five hours of intercession.

This morning I was really convicted for how I need to be a much better steward of intercession and my intercessory support team. Thank you for your willingness to hold up my arms, so the LORD will give us victory in the battles ahead.

So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. (Ex 17:10-12)

As I was journaling this morning, I was prompted to combine two of my categories – Weekly Highlights and Weekly Low Points – into one category, namely Weekly Review. This forced me to take a careful look at my low points for the past week. Normally, I focus on the highlights. As I did that, it became obvious that I was overextended. Even though I accomplished a lot last week and saw God move powerfully every day, I can see I’m juggling too many balls and dropping some along the way. In the process, relationships suffer.

The LORD is telling me, “Do fewer things better!” While that sounds easy, it’s tough to change old habits, so I need your prayer support on this one.

But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your “Yes,” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgment. (James 5:12)

I continue to work at applying the 60-60 Experiment in my life to intentionally connect with God every 15-30 minutes. When my Cool Timer goes off at 15 minute intervals, I thank God for these divine interruptions.

Yesterday I had one of my most relaxing, peaceful, and fruitful Sabbath days ever focused on God and family.

Here are my prayer requests this week

  • That I will do fewer things better
  • That I will honor God with how I steward my time, prayer, and relationships
  • That God will richly bless tomorrow’s launch of the 4-week UNCOMMON Journaling For Divine Destiny coaching program, not just for me but for everyone who participates

Blessings to do fewer things better!

Joseph

P.S. God is at work all around you! Will you join Him?

 

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