|(Lake Erie sunrise)|
This is how I begin the day.
I continue to read through the Gospel of Luke. I keep slow-reading the four Gospels, over and over again and again. I am a student of Jesus; I am being studied by Jesus. The older I get, the more Jesus-focused my reading has become. (I am now using the Passion translation. I also regularly use this Bible.)
I read either from Psalms or Proverbs, or both. It all depends on how God speaks to me. Often, I cannot get past one verse, because the Holy Spirit is speaking to me through that verse.
Then, I read entries from three devotional books (sometimes all three, sometimes just one or two entries; again, it all depends in how God is moving in me):
Hearing God Through the Year: A 365-Day Devotional, by Dallas Willard
You Are the Beloved: Daily Meditations for Spiritual Living, by Henri Nouwen
Faith That Matters: 365 Devotions From Classic Christian Leaders (Tozer, N.T. Wright, Nouwen, Eugene Peterson, Dallas Willard, and others - excellent!)
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 (This book can be read daily and devotionally.)