Refreshed Soul

Life altering circumstances transpired and I soon realized I had drifted away from God’s wisdom and unfailing love.

Did I shut the door?!

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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’

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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.

(30-45 minutes)

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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.

Free Resource from KeyNotesInHisPresence.org

You are welcome to download

a ‘Journaling’ sheet for you to use on a

daily basis.

Get a 3-ring binder,

Click the link now and print your sheet today.

KeyNotesinHispresenceDailyDevotion

As you read Scriptures, you may find a verse that stands out the most.

Write it down in your ‘Journaling’ sheet,

Read the verse out loud once,

Meditate on it,

Write down an observation or two,

How does this verse apply to you today?

and

Pray over this verse.

The Word of God will refresh your soul!

Over time…

the Truth renews the mind, changes our hearts and transforms our lives.

Praising God for His unfailing love and promises today.

Morning Coffee

 


“Have you ever wondered ‘how to enrich’ quiet mornings before Sunrise?”

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I typically enjoy a fresh cup of coffee when viewing ‘first5’ wrap-up sessions on Saturday mornings. Watching godly women highlight five major moments from a book of the Bible has been breathtaking!

In a short video, a lesson or two may be expanded and life applications are suggested.

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Studying one chapter a day has been a life-altering experience for me this year. When reading, praying or meditating on Scriptures, my soul refreshes and the ‘stinking’ attitude, ‘unwanted’ emotions, ‘unrealistic’ perspective or anxious mindset fades away right before a chaotic or hectic, work schedule.

First5 also displays a daily devotional followed by prayer. At the end of each devotional, a prompt and blank space are available so we may jot down ‘our own’ reflections for the day and archive these journal entries for months to come.

Have you considered Leviticus or Hebrews lately? Download your free app. and join us next Monday.