Spiritual Minute: Daily Devotional
I am truly in awe of the experiences I've been able to ascertain while working at Google. I have traveled both in and out of the country giving me opportunity to meet some of the most diverse persons one could come across.
While I'm currently in Singapore, my assignment has been to train a young lady from Malaysia. She is a Muslim and honestly one of the most pleasant people I have met in a long time.
I'm the first to admit that I am hard on those I train, as I personally feel their success or lack thereof reflects me as their teacher. So day one in the midst of my rigorous training she looks at me and says politely, Robin, I need ten minutes; I'll be right back. I said okay and asked no questions. A few hours later in the midst of a good work flow, she stopped me again, and said I need ten minutes; I'll be right back. Again, I was respectful, didn't ask any questions and off she went. A third time came and she repeated, I need ten minutes; I'll be right back. By now you guessed, yes, curiosity killed the cat, and I asked where are you going? She said I must go and pray. Later that day she told me that it's her custom to pray five times a day. She said no matter how busy she is, these prayers becomes a priority at designated times throughout the day without exception.
As she began her ritual the next day, no more questions were asked, but what I did, was while she was praying, I utilized the same time span and I begin praying. Upon her return from one of her sessions, I looked out the window and it was pouring down raining. In a very lackadaisical manner and because I was in prayer mode, I said aloud, I pray this rain stops before it's time for me to go back to the hotel. About 30 minutes later she looked over at me and said, oh yes, your God also answers your prayers, as the rain has stopped.
I was humbled as I recognized God had granted the request, not to keep me from getting caught in the rain, but so that He would get the glory!
Acts 1:8 says- (KJV) but ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
My prayer is that in each day filled with 24 hours, 440 minutes and 86,400 seconds, that we consciously carve out time to have intimate and intentional time with Him. That we become witnesses, not just by what we say, but by what we do. That we embrace times of continual prayer, not because of what He does for us, but simply because of whom He is! That we honestly and earnestly become hearers and doers of the word.
I hear God saying- Can I get a witness?