Just SIX more days until the New Year! I am so looking forward to beginning the Three Year Bible Reading Plan. I hope you will join me! I wanted to share some ideas as you are getting ready for your daily dates with the Lord.
I love music! Music has always been an important part of our relating to the Lord; read the Psalms. Every one is a song! I listen to instrumental music during my date time. It quiets my mind and sets the mood. And because it is solely instrumental, there are no words conflicting with what the Lord desires to Personally speak to me each day through His Holy Scriptures.
I also start my date time by reading a few devotionals. These are not meant to substitute for time in the Word to hear Him speak, but rather for heart preparation. Much like our time of praise and worship readies our hearts to receive the Word from the pulpit each week, devotionals equip my heart to begin thinking on the things of God and God Himself. With a smartphone you can download devotionals as apps, and some are free! Two of my favorite free apps are “Spurgeon Morning and Evening” and “Streams in the Desert – Daily Devotional”.
I am praying for you as the New Year approaches. May this year, 2016, be a memorable and fruitful year!
Let’s Grow Together!