Starting your morning the correct way will go a long way in helping you to have a good day. This is true for me. I am a Christian, and my idea of a good morning includes time with God. I recently listened to a great sermon on this topic and I want to pass it along to you.
I usually start my mornings by praying and putting my day in God’s hands. I like to try to pray as soon as I wake up because it is still quiet. I have to work on waking up early. I usually try to wake up at about 8 AM but I am trying to wake up a little earlier to pray.
I usually try to read my Bible while I eat breakfast but lately I have been reading it afterwards. I use the Blue Letter Bible app to track my daily Bible reading. This year I am going through a plan that takes you through the Bible in one year and you read from the Old Testament and the New Testament each day.I am currently at the end of the book of Ezra and have completed John. I have read the Bible in order from start to end before but it is interesting to read passages from the old and new testaments each day.
I find that I tend to listen to music at night, not in the morning. I want to listen to more worship music. I still struggle with my music choices at times.
I think this sermon is great advice on how to start off your day. Starting your day off with God will help you face any challenges that may arise throughout the day.
Psalm 63:1 KJV — A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
The Christian journey can be hard at times and it is a bad idea to go at it alone. Community is very important. I speak from experience when i say this. I believe that having accountability is important. I have failed many times when i try to do something alone. At this time I do not have close friends that share my faith so I am using this space to help me stay accountable in this season. I want to share my goals to improve my walk with God during this year.
Prayer is the most important part of the Christian life. I have always had trouble focussing when I am in prayer. My goal this year is to really make it a point to pray with purpose and not just pray out of a routine. I tend to pray the same words in the same order each time and I do not want to be a robot anymore. I really want to talk to God.
This year my goal is to get away from worldly music and focus on listening to music that truly worships God. I admit that I still struggle in this area. I still find myself listening to Taylor Swift from time to time. I hope to fill my music time with hymns and truly spiritual songs.
I have made it a point to read the Bible cover to cover each year for the past few years and I have learned a lot from this. I hope to continue this during this year. I am reading through the Old and New Testament at the same time. I also want to read more Bible plans. I have found great devotionals on the YouVersion app.
Some Extra Thoughts
This video by Kian Tilton was very helpful and has fun suggestions on how you can grow closer to God. How will you be growing closer to God this year?