Scattered Seeds

Today’s Devotional – Don’t Waste the Opportunity to Pray

On Wednesday afternoon we went for a drive. Just me and my son, in the little convertible with the top down and the sun up high in the sky. We just ran an errand which took us down the dirt road a few miles. We didn’t go any place interesting really, and yet we had a great time.

Seems like I always have a good time in the car with my kids. It’s given us a chance to talk and to get to know each other over the years, so when my son asks me to join him for a ride, I seize the opportunity, whether I’m feeling up to it or not.

In much the same way, prayer gives us a little alone time with God. It’s a chance to talk. To get to know our Lord, and to fellowship with Him.

Corrie Ten Boom once asked, “Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” In other words, is prayer your initial course of action or a last resort?

Prayer gives us an opportunity to fellowship with our Father in Heaven, don’t waste the chance by pushing it aside.

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Tilling the Soil

How can we pray without ceasing? By making prayer a priority and grabbing opportunities to pray throughout the day.

Planting Hope

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NIV)

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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

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