1. "The plans of God are revealed to the man/woman of God by the Spirit of God through the Word of God." Dr. Tom Elliff (IMB President) - conclusion? Be in the WORD!
2.Love requires time alone together...this is truth no matter the relationship. I think about my relationship with Steve. I have a need to talk with him everyday, to spend time with him, and to just sit with him. Why do I desire these things or have a need to do them? It's because I love him and I want an intimate fellowship with him. Shouldn't even more so be my desire to talk, spend time with, and just sit with the Creator?!?!?
3.Our needs are not evidence that God is not watching over us - they are a call to worship Him. They are an invitation to trust Him more. "This is the CONFIDENCE we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him." 1 John 5:14-15 God already has the answer to our needs - we just need to ask Him. Our needs are a platform of which God is going to prove how powerful and faithful He is. A need is God's promise that He has the answer.
4. "...for we are not unaware of his (Satan's) schemes." 2 Corinthians 2:11 - We should not be ignorant of His schemes - we are told that he is a liar, a deciever, and that he seeks those whom he may devour! However, we are unaware of the obvious relaity of spiritual warfare because Satan IS deceptive. His success is dependant upon his anonymitiy. But, we can't be discouraged! 2 Peter 1:3 tells us that because of His (God's) divine power we have everything we need for life and godliness.
5. We should be living our lives so that if others choose to follow our example they would be imitating Christ. "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ." 1 Corinthians 11:1 - there's nothing to add to this one...it's pretty self explanatory - yet very challenging.