I can’t tell you how many times I have sat down to pray or read my Bible and life gets in the way. Or how many times I’ve come to the end of my day hoping to get some daily devotional time in but by the time I sat down I just didn’t have any steam left. Don’t get me wrong, I believe there’s grace for the days we fall short. But what happens when falling short becomes a habit? What systems do you have in place to keep that from happening?
I’m going to walk you through some checks and balances that I put in place that help me make daily devotional time actually happens. They are simple enough that you’ll want to add them to your system and effective enough that you’ll want to keep them there.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered what does God see when He looks at me? Do you ever question His love for you, wonder if He really sees you or if your mess causes Him to look at you differently? If so, I’ve got some solid uplifting words ready and waiting for you
Since the books of the Bibles aren’t in order when we do open our Bibles to read we don’t typically focus on a singular story line. Instead we focus our attention on the various lessons we can learn from the different books. But the story of the Bible, the big picture story, is the most and priceless story to ever be recorded.
So fast forward to now. We’re doing things differently. Preparing and celebrating differently. We’re leaving easter as most know it behind and getting back to the roots; refocusing our attention on the miracle of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection.
My kids are HUNGRY for the Word.
My kids are absorbing scripture.
They are memorizing scripture (which was our whole reason for starting this study in the first place).
They are connecting the dots when it comes to godly character.
They are eager to learn!
God is the Creator of all things good and he teaches us how to love well by example through out the entire Bible. If there’s one thing that Jesus got right that we are still catching up to it’s the idea of loving unconditionally; without reward or return.