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Elevate: raise or lift something up to a higher position; increase the level or amount of something

God is calling us to increase. He’s calling us to elevate ourselves to a higher plane of living by spending more time in the Word, increasing our prayer time, and moving forward.

So many of us have passed our days by in a manner that’s less than deserving of our God. We allow laziness to distract us. We allow business to consume us, and we find ourselves saying, “I just don’t have time to read the Bible today. I just don’t have enough time in the day to pray. I don’t even know where my day went! I completely forgot to pray today.”

We allow ourselves to be consumed with this world, and we alienate the One who created it.

Guys, this a call to action: it’s time to elevate.

Stop waiting on the perfect service. Stop waiting on the perfect preacher, the perfect song, or the perfect moment. Create your moment now. You have the power inside of you to pray over yourself, to stir yourself up, and to kick yourself into motion.

Begin increasing the time you spend with the Lord. Start acting more like Jesus and working on being a good steward of the word.

Elevate yourself today. Don’t wait. It’s time to act now. Will you answer?

Maddisen Sauls is the smile and voice behind the Everyday Joy blog as well as the author of the Word of the Week posts and the editor of by leaps and bounds. Throughout her life, Maddisen has worked as a reporter for small town newspapers, a School Age and Preschool teacher, and has acquired her ministerial license. 

An avid book reader and lover of the written word, Maddisen is passionate about using her favorite medium to reach the lost and the hurting, and to offer encouragement and hope to those struggling through life. 

Following her battle with depression, Maddisen has made it her mission to help other people through this journey and to bring joy to the lives of the people around her. 

You can find Maddisen on Instagram @maddisen.paige

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