Thursday, January 3, 2008

Time For God

Instead of drilling the point of how important it is to spend consistent, faithful, daily time in prayer and Bible reading, I want to share some practical ideas on how this can be done. It is so important because what we are on the outside has a direct link to what we are on the inside.

Daily devotions should be done every day. Whether it is for 1 minute or 1 hour, that consistency is what is important. Some ideas to do are to begin with prayer, thank God for His blessings, ask Him to make you the woman He created you to be, pray for your husband and family. Read the Bible...I love to read either a Psalm or Proverb - 1 chapter each day. That is a great beginning. Pick (or pray about) somewhere else in the Bible to read.

Here are a few pictures of what my quiet time looks like:

This is my "spot". I come here every morning with my cup of coffee and sit in the rocking chair to begin my day.




I like everything that I may need, close by. This is the table where everything is kept, my Bible, devotion books, notebooks, you name it!



I have grown to love devotional books. Here are some of my favorites:




I found this notebook today - isn't it cute?



It has pockets and everything!!



Having a daily time of prayer and devotion is putting God as the first priority. It may seem like it takes some effort, but let me assure you, the blessings He gives will be worth it!

3 comments:

  1. I saw that very notebook today, and I thought about buying it until I remembered I wasn't buying anything unnecessary for myself this year. I have lots of notebooks at home! This not buying thing is already hard, and the year has just begun. I love the Power of a Praying... series too.

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  2. Oh, I'd love to have a space like this. I have a study area, but I always venture to a chair to read my Bible. I will be searching out an area just for me, somewhere in this house! :)

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  3. I have my Bible, concordance and study books at my fingertips on the table...near the computer as I am needing them frequently for searching out something for someone.. YET, I do like your idea very much...

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