Monday, October 17, 2011

Faith: Devotional Basket

Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”

The Bible is your special letter from God. It has a living, breathing message that will ignite your heart for life. But, opening the Word takes work.  To me, the Bible at times seems like the heaviest book on the shelf. That is because Satan is hard at work making sure we forget to read God's love letter to us.  Satan is trying to create a gap in our relationship with our Heavenly Father.
Our mindset has everything to do with whether or not we are reading the Word.  Are you approaching the Bible with an attitude of drudgery? Or do you see it as an adventure you can't wait to take part in?  We should come to God in a spirit of expectation, knowing we are going to encounter the living God!

In this journey of a deeper relationship with my King,  I have set up an area where I can set my mind on Him.   I created a devotional basket area --  let me share with you what I do.   This is just an idea for you -- create your own space, area where you can be quiet before the Lord. A place where you can read that love letter written just for you.

A Devotional Basket

Here are some of the books in my basket - besides my love letter from God - HIS WORD. 

This book is a series of blessings designed to leverage the growth of your spirit. It begins with a fathering theme. For 40 days, legitimacy and identity are explored from the Father's perspective. Then after we have seen ourselves from God's perspective, He invites us to see Him. There are 21 more days of blessings flowing from the names of God.
Jodie Berndt shows you how to make the Bible a book of prayers that can powerfully influence your children's lives. You'll discover how to pray specifically and expectantly for their faith, character, safety, relationships, and future. You'll gain new, biblical perspectives on God's purposes for your children. And through the encouragement of the Scriptures and true-life stories, you'll find out what a huge difference your prayers really make in the lives of those you love most.

My goal is to spend time each day -- even if it is only for 15 minutes to set my mind and heart on God's Word.  My  mind needs to be fed, to be refreshed, to be renewed, to be transformed -- so that I may be the daughter, the mother, the wife, the friend that God has intended for me to be.

Life is hard and I can't do it without His strength and power of His Word.

Share with me some ways you delve deeper into a relationship with your King?
Do you have a place or area for your time of worship?

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