Monday, January 29, 2018

How I Begin the Day

“Half an hour’s meditation each day is essential, except, when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed.” “Let us think only of spending the present day well. Then, when tomorrow shall have come, it will be called TODAY and then, we will think about it.” “Every morning, prepare your soul for a tranquil day.”#mypic

My friends Hal Ronning sent me this quote today. 

That's how I begin the day.

I continue to slowly read through the Psalms. Sometimes one or two verses is enough to capture me.

I then go to the book of Job. I am reading it in The Message.

Then, I read entries from two devotional books:

A Year with God: Living Out the Spiritual Disciplines, by Richard Foster

Hearing God Through the Year: A 365-Day Devotional, by Dallas Willard

When God speaks to me during this time, I write it down. 

My two books are:

Leading the Presence-Driven Church

Praying: Reflections on 40 Years of Solitary Conversations with God

Image result for martin luther “I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”