Practice “Checking In” with the LORD

“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.” Proverbs 8:17

Here, in this Scripture, the word “early” means to dawn. It also means to be up early at any task. I believe not only does the Lord want us to seek Him before we start our day, but through His WORD He is also encouraging us to seek Him before making decisions. I call it “checking in.”

Everyday before my husband comes home from work, he calls me just to check in and see if there’s anything I need him to bring. In the same way he checks in with me, I believe the LORD loves for us to check in with Him. Before you accept that job, before you marry that man, before you purchase that home, before you relocate to that city, check in. I can’t tell you the number of times God protected me and my family and guided us simply because we slowed down long enough to listen and follow God’s leading. You may not hear an audible voice saying do this or that, just a peaceful and gentle nudge in the right direction. That nudge can bless you and your family if you let it.

One of the enemy’s primary goals is to distract believers. If he can distract us, he can increase the chances of us making wrong choices that could cost us plenty. Don’t let the enemy distract you. Let the LORD help you stay sober and vigilant. Listen for the direction of the LORD. Follow His peace and His nudges. When you do this, you will find wisdom, life and the favor of the Lord (see Proverbs 8:35).

Prayer: Father God, thank you! I pray you guide me today. Don’t let me become so distracted that I miss it and make costly mistakes. Help me learn how to seek you early before I enter into situations that could have been avoided. Lord, help me to be extra sensitive to the leading of your Holy Spirit. My life and the lives of those around me depends on it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Isaiah 30:21; Proverbs 3:5-6)

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14 thoughts on “Practice “Checking In” with the LORD”

  1. Amen..Amen..Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ohhh Lord I Thank You🙌🙌!! Thank You Lord 🙌🙌!! Thank You..Thank You..Thank You for ALWAYS being available for me to “check in” with You about ANY & EVERYTHING!! DAILY I apply My Favorite Bible Verses to my life Proverbs has saved me from a WHOLE LOT of unnecessary hurt, pain, disappointments & questions! When I’ve “TRIED” to do things on my own..that’s when things that could’ve/should’ve been avoided happened🙁. When you know better, you do better😊..Lord, PLEASE CONTINUE TO HELP/GUIDE ME TO SEEK YOU MORE!! PROTECT ME, MY FAMILY & FRIENDS FROM DANGERS SEEN & UNSEEN LORD! REMOVE EVERYBODY & EVERYTHING THAT IS NOT OF/FROM YOU OUT OF OUR LIVES!! I THANK YOU🙌 & I PRAISE YOU LORD💃👏 FOR YOUR WORD..THAT KEEPS ME GROUNDED & ON THE STRAIGHT & NARROW PATH!! IT IS MY LIGHT!! PLEASE LORD, keep my mind focused & stayed on YOU, keep me steadfast & immovable, ALWAYS abiding in YOUR WORD..Lord, PLEASE CONTINUE to allow my ears to be sensitive to that small still voice of the Holy Spirit & OBEY the Holy Spirit when it speaks ever so quietly & gently to me!
    Lord, I THANK YOU For ALL You’ve Done, ALL You’re Doing & ALL You’re About To Do In My Life! I THANK YOU LORD FOR INCREASE & I’M READY FOR OVERFLOW!!
    These Things I Pray🙏 Lord, In Your Holy, Mighty, Righteous, Sweet & Precious Name..Amen
    I JUST LOVE YOU LORD!!💓😍❤🤗💞😊💟😙
    Lord, Please Continue To Bless & Shine Your Light Of Love Upon Your Obedient Servant Sister Kesha, Her Awesome Team, This Amazing Ministry, My Sister Felicia & My DOTK Sisters💖!!
    Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
    Love Always, Your DOTK Sister In Christ, Wendy💕

  2. Lord thank you for your protection and guidance. Yesterday I checked in on you and you delivered. I pray that I continue to seek you.

  3. I have learned to love Proverbs 3: 5 and 6 It has become my favorite text I am praying that God will help me to make it real in myself llife

  4. Thank you My Father for your words of guidance. Please help me not to get distracted by the world. I know when my mind strays I miss you and ask for your forgiveness. You Are The Light of this World Jesus I love you amen

    1. You bless us with your posts,sister Wendy and sister Lynne. Thanks soo much Dotk for the devotional. In these times and seasons of our lives, we need the Holy Spirit more than ever before. Life without you would be unbearable precious Spirit divine. Thank you Jesus for sending us the Holy Spirit. Help me Lord to always check up with you as I learn to practice living moment by moment in your presence. I love you Lord!

      1. Peace & Blessings My Dear Sister K K💖!!!
        Lord, I Thank You, I Thank You, I Thank You for Your FAITHFULNESS!!! PLEASE LORD, CONTINUE To Keep Me is TRULY a Blessing to be a Blessing!
        K K, You have no idea just how much YOU & Lynne, Encourage, Uplift & Inspire Me!! And I LOVE❤, LOVE❤, LOVE❤ Y’ALL FOR THAT😍❤!!! THANK YOU LORD FOR DOTK💝!! Which has made my “New” Christian Journey REMARKABLE!!! & sent/gave/Blessed ME with the BEST CHRISTIAN SISTERS..HANDS DOWN!! The Love Is REAL💓😍❤😙
        Loving You ALWAYS💕💐

  5. Life has change so fast…Some my doing, a lot my family, my brother, his girlfriend, in jail both of them now, my 1 year old child… I’ve had changes due
    Life is the opposite of what Ive tried my best, to have a normal.. Lost of hours due to another caregiver…

    My Mom wants her way of me moving with her, while she never keeps her word & once my brother out of jail, he will go back in the house. I also have my 2 doggies.

    The house is in back taxes, not her, the step Daugther, & a list long to fix things in house, borrowing money from one person to next.

    Lord I humble my self in hurt & shame, for my doing, & concern for my rent, more hours, finances, & Lord I do desire a Godly, fruitful, healthy Husband to do this crazy walk of life.

    I miss my client that I take care of, I don’t know how it all came to pass for me to lose her.

    Lord, Im asking for grace, guidance, protection, dicerment,& a schedule that will work between my first job. Only you Lord can give order, time for church to start going, & yes Lord your will. Give me health, bless my husband keep him a hunger for you, focus on you, & his heart, mind & sprit in you, no after flesh.

    Let me know Lord & Holy Sprit is from you!! No confusion in Jesus name… Give me confirmation.

    Bring forth finances to get ahead..

    Lord, thank you, you hear my heart & prayer.

    In Jesus name..


    1. I stand in agreement with you sister. What is bound on earth is bound in heaven. Lord, please touch Joyce’s life in a fresh way. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  6. Joyce I come in agreement with you in Jesus name amen. May the Lord strengthen you and keep you and your family eyes and ears in Jesus love amen

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