Morning is definitely not my favorite time, but I can still enjoy the fact that I’m alive and well. (And sleepy) Here’s how I put God first every day.
is probably what keeps me from losing my marbles. Get up, brush teeth, wash face, fix hair. All can be done with no extra thinking. I gulp down two glasses of water and sit down for breakfast. That’s when I start to put my brain together.
Breakfast and Bible
I sit down, say “good mornin'” to God, and then I open up my BibleGateway app. I like my routine to be spontaneous enough that I’m doing the same thing every day, but it’s different each time. Each day, there’s a new verse picked out, and I read the titled section that it’s in. Part of why I read the bible like this is because I have no idea even where to begin reading when it comes to the Bible. The other reason is because I believe God does everything for a reason, so I have faith that he’ll show me how I need to grow each day through the verses picked.
After I’ve finished reading, I use the ACTS prayer method.
A – Adoration
Praising God for who he is, what he’s done, and what he is going to do.
This one is obvious 😉 It helps start each day with a clean slate.
T – Thanksgiving
A grateful heart learn to have peace and joy through difficult situations. Think positive!
S – Supplication
This is where you get to ask God to help you and those around you.
I love this way of prayer because it keeps God and his goodness first, humbles you before him, and creates a grateful attitude before you start asking for anything. God is a friend, not a butler. We often get caught up in NEEDING so much, and forget about all the good things we already have.
Being alive and well every morning is a start. 🙂
How do you spend time with God? Let me know in the comments! I’m always looking for new ways to do things.
Thanks for reading!