Wednesday, August 18, 2010

One step forward

The past two days my time spent with God has been from 6:30-6:50 in the morning. Prior to that I was reading the Bible and praying at bed time.

I like to think of myself as a morning person, but I think it more comes as a consequence of not being a night owl.

Ideally I would turn off the lights at 10pm and hop out of bed full of vigor at 6am or earlier. This rarely happens. Often it is 11 when the lights go out and routinely I am being dragged out of bed shortly before 7am when the girls get up.

My commitment for this week is to ensure that I get up by 6:30 each morning and spend time alone with the Lord. Eventually I would like to get it to 6am, but one step at a time.

For me the morning is the best time to have my daily devotions, there are no distractions, and I can renew my mind before heading into the day.

Typically during this time I would one - read a portion of the Bible and two - pray.

Back in May, our adult Sunday School class listened to some teaching from Robert Morris. In one of the lessons, he outlined his time with the Lord as the following: one - wait, two - worship, three pray and four read.

I have found this formula to work well for me. The only danger being that I might fall asleep while waiting. Hasn't happened yet, but my mind sure can wander and keeping my thoughts on Christ isn't always easy. Nevertheless this is the method that I plan to follow for the next few weeks as I get back into the regular habit of devotions.

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