Jesus is King of the Universe. He knows all things intimately. What would you like to know? Ask Him. Then start reading!
20 My child, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching [concerning the Lord and His Word]. 21 Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck.
Here’s how my morning has gone:
- I got my coffee and my Bible stuff and sat down in my place (a reclining couch with a tv tray beside it).
- I got my notecards and went through the daily cards* and then the weekly cards.
- I then journaled a prayer to the Lord. This morning’s was one of thanksgiving for such a powerful morning at church yesterday.
- Then came my Bible study. I read the Proverbs chapter for the day and then wherever I am studying, which is 1 Corinthians. As I read the passage (6:12-20), I realized that these are sayings that were popular at Paul’s time. I googled the passage and learned that people were using that saying to justify sexual sin. All of a sudden the entire passage came into focus!
Each morning as I go through this routine, I am conscious of His presence with me. I don’t necessarily feel Him, but I know He is here. What I do feel is my mind being fashioned to see new concepts and accept new knowledge. I ask Him to open my mind to the knowledge I now have, and open my heart to apply this new knowledge to myself. Then, I ask Him for the wisdom to teach this knowledge to others.
This daily process has become not only my favorite time of the day, it is vital in keeping me fresh concerning worship, ministry, teaching Sunday’s Cool (Sunday School), my relationship with Robin, my kids, my grandkids, friends, etc. It’s like I’m being made new each day–wait; I AM!
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16
May you create your own routine to spend time with the King of the Universe. He has SO MUCH to share with us.
Abba, thank You for calling me into a time of fellowship with You. When I focus on You, I can sometimes sense Your presence, but I always know You are here with me, in me. I enjoy Your participation, I catch a reflection of Your love, joy, and peace, and I learn so much from You! I truly feel prepared to meet the challenges of the day. I’m saddled up**; let’s ride! Amen.
*These are notecards of verses I use to prepare my heart for fellowship with Jesus, and verses that I am memorizing. There is also a prayer card of people for whom I pray every day. The weekly cards are more of the same. I have cards I memorized that I go over, and groups of people for whom I pray.
** The Great Adventure by Steven Curtis Chapman