My morning is often spent with God. I close the door to my room and be with Him in His "secret place". From the first round of the dares, I spent a reading a chapter a day from Proverbs. What I enjoyed about reading the book is it sets the basic "rules" on how to live a life which is right before God. Proverbs emphasized about the essence of giving to the poor and living a life dedicated to serving others rather than in accumulating riches. The lesson I learned from Proverbs, which I believe had been imprinted in me is --- "A hot-tempered man stirs up conflict, but a man slow to anger calms strife". This is in relations to "A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." Whenever I am placed in a situation where I feel that anger is building up, I just pause and pray for it. Whenever I receive rejection and sarcastic answers from my husband I try to hold my tongue and remember not to stir up strife. I must say that spending time reading the Bible really helps me modify how I carry my life -- my emotions, my attitude. I admit that I still get "upset" with people especially to those who are attacking my faith, those who say that I am just pretentious and those who question my decision to uphold myself into a higher standard; this is really something that I must pray for.
For the coming days, I guess I will spend time to read John, yet I am reading Chapter a day from Psalms now. :) I get to read some from the other books in the Bible whenever referred to it by the assigned reading from my devotional.
Ever since I spent time reading the Bible, discernment comes a lot easier. It is easy to know whether the choice I had to make is based on the world's standards or of God's. (I guess this is something to thank Him for. I have another things now to add to my list). :)
Everyday I get to learn new things and everyday I am exposed to God's plan for us all. :)
Hey Princess, Proverbs is a very good book to read, especially doing the chapter a day with the 31 days. It does help to keep His word and His works close to our hearts as we go through these trials. Prayers to you.
In prayer, learn to first thank God. Then praises for who He is. This way you never allow your own desires to come before His thanks and praise.
It is great you are getting so much out of your readings. We cannot know our God our savior Jesus without doing so. And as you grow make your walk with Him more personal.
Hi, Candie. It surely is! Because the some rules are being repeated in almost every chapter it helps in the retention process. The recall whenever placed in a difficult situation is made easier and whenever I have to make a choice it is made easier because of the things I learned from it. :)
Hi, sean! Yes! I always start my prayers with "THANK YOU, LORD...." He has been so good to me and I do have a lot to be thankful for. ;)