On a side note, I pray for the Philippines and all that has happened their the last few days. God bless them and God watch over them. PJSLB
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
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
I thought I was done and I thought this was the finish line. I submit. Lord, I accept this blessing. More to come…
It has been a challenging holiday season. Yes, i was thrilled and blessed to be with my family and also to welcome the newest editions to the family. But there was always something that was replaying in my mind.
I have been praying for something for past past couple of years and last year, I finally received it. It is something I LOVE doing and I know I am being a blessing to the people I am with on an everyday level. I got what I prayed for and I should be happy…right?
Well, the past month an uneasy feeling has been inside of me. A feeling that I am not at my final destination. The short version of this story is that I may have an opportunity to go somewhere else and EVERYTHING inside of me is telling me to take it.
It should be such an easy option. Option 2 is better than option 1 therefore take option 2. But my problem is that I prayed so much for option 1. I finally have it. I should be happy. Yet, for some reason I have it in my heart that i should be doing more somewhere else.
I prayed for some inspiration and came up with this.
I have been trying to put my earthly logic into the Lord’s plan. I assume that because this is what I prayed for, this is as far as i will go. I need to realize that i have a loving God that always looks out for me.
I love you and trust you lord!!!! I will not be placing any limits on what you can do! -PJSLB