One of the ways I write each day involves my daily time with Jesus. I really try to start/end the day by reading the Bible- usually through the devotional “Jesus Calling,” or through the app “She Reads Truth.”
From “Jesus Calling:”
“Speak to me candidly; pour out your heart. Then thank Me for the answers I have set in motion long before you can discern results.”
How freaking amazing that I can just tell God my worries, my hopes, my thanksgivings? I can be honest with Him- since He already knows my thoughts. Sometimes (a lot of the time), I agonize over the smallest issues (except at the moment I don’t realize how minuscule they are). During these stressful times I wish I would turn to Jesus immediately and spend time with Him. Even though spending time with Him doesn’t make the problem go away- it does lift such a burden of ‘control’ off. He is always in control, but it’s so much easier in life if I don’t try to fight for that power (which I do- I’m a control freak).
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
Another part to the devotional today, was to thank God during and after prayer. Thank Him for the blessings and answers He has given you AND the ones in progress. “Thankful prayers keep your focus on My Presence and My promise.” I want this to be my focus. I want HIM to be my focus.
**Honest moment: Sometimes I’d rather Netflix than read the Bible. Most days I’d decide to sleep for an extra 30 minutes instead of get up and read His Word. To make quiet time more appealing (aka cuter) I set up a quiet time corner in my room. I love spending time in this corner. I feel so at peace with the white fluffy blanket and soft lights. To help me wake up I drink coffee while I read. To make this corner even more appealing; every time I settle in my pets cuddle next to me. It’s the best part of my day.