Life altering circumstances transpired and I soon realized I had drifted away from God’s wisdom and unfailing love.
Did I shut the door?!
I was inconsistent with church attendance and Bible reading for a season in my life. I desperately needed His truth daily yet I had unintentionally drifted away from Him.
Life disappointments, busyness and overwhelming grief led to despair, discouragement and emotional pain.
I was in a desert with no living water!
One Sunday morning, Lord reminded me of His tender truth.
“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”
Joshua 1:8 NIV
Daily Bible reading renews the mind, nourishes the soul and prepares us for combat and adversity.
The truth reminds us to meditate on scriptures day and night.
‘How do I get fit, Lord?’
He answered, ‘one day at a time’
In the mornings, I complete a lesson from bible study, spend time in prayer and highlight the blessings of the day in a gratitude journal.
In a 15 minutes break, I use S.O.A.P method when I select a Scripture verse.
S: Write a Scripture,
O: Write an observation,
A: How can I apply it in my personal life?
P: Write a prayer asking God for His will, guidance, and most importantly ask for wisdom.
I take advantage of the two ’15 minutes’ breaks at work.
At lunchtime, I read a Psalm or a Proverb for the day. It only takes another 15-20 minutes to read, reflect and pray over today’s lesson.
A 3-ring “Journaling” binder helps track the day.
Spend 15 minutes in an activity of your preference 3-4 times each day and
stay ‘refreshed’ all week.
I will never drift away from His wisdom much less ‘shut’ the door ever again.