Talking to God is one of those things that are constant yet has its days. Just like a child talking to a parent. On the good days a child will say little to nothing to a parent but on days when they are in trouble or have a problem, they tell mom/dad all their problems and look for guidance.
I am just like that as well. Lately, i have been going thru a life altering event and my prayers and conversations will Christ have been on full blast. I got a couple of questions about how to interact with Christ on a daily level that i thought i would share it all with you.
The first thing i do when i wake up is talk to God. Its not a prayer in itself but rather a conversation. All thru the night, I actually speak with Christ. It may be a sentence or just a word but its my way of being around our Lord.
When i get to my office, I read a devotional to set my day. The devotionals change to keep things fresh and motivating. Lately, I have been reading First 5, an app that has daily devotionals centered around a book on the bible. I love that the themes constantly change and how more than a few people comment on the days devotional. Below is a picture of todays devotional on First 5.
My next schedules appoint with the Lord is at 3:00 pm. Lets me first say that i do have Christ on my mind daily and when faced with specific events, I do say quick prayers but 3:00 pm is my set aside time to be with Christ again. Why 3:00 pm? Mark 15:25 tell us that Jesus crucifixion took place on the third hour (9:00 am) and died on the 6th hour (3:00 pm). I am aware that other parts of the bible are different. 3 PM is not a sacred hour but an hour of reflection.
At this time, I listen to a podcast from Max Lucado – Daily Devotionals. The devotionals are lighthearted and inspirational. The length or just over a min allows me to listen, pray and continue with my days.
Finally at the end of the day, i read my Bible. There is nothing wrong with reading the Bible in the morning but for me, I love being able to read it and just reflect on it while laying down. I always do the “read the bible in a year” programs. Currently, i am reading the Book of Job.
I would love to hear how you spend your day with Christ. There is no right or wrong way. The important thing is to share you day with our savior. He loves being part of our lives. God Bless and have a good one! -PJSLB
Through prayer and worship and of course talking
It takes some time. I don’t just fire off a quick prayer and expect to hear. That isn’t giving enough time for my soul to settle. It’s hard work, and it should be – it’s God. He’s worthy. And the time I spend with him always ends up being worth it.
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Time… i love that word. We give so much time to everything else (school, work, friends, etc) but then when an interaction with God takes places, we take time from that interaction to give to other events in our life.