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Psalm 5:3 says “In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” It is a beautiful feeling to spend the early morning with the Lord talking to Him and laying all your requests before Him. The most beautiful thing of all is to know that He is listening and He hears us. Daily prayer is monumental in our relationship with Christ and it is something we shouldn’t take for granted.
1 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” As Christians, we need to read the Bible each day and study it; we should be searching the Scriptures every single day and listening to what God says to us. As 1 Timothy 3:16-17 says, the Bible will teach, correct and train us into the women we desire to be. The number one way we can truly hear from God is through His Word. I find that when I start my day in the Word, He equips me for whatever challenges I may face that day, and as a Homeschool Mama of 4 kids aged 10 and under, I have my fair share of challenges each day lol. But it isn’t just about being prepared for any challenge you face, it’s about filling your mind and heart with the promises of God, first thing in the morning. I like to use the SOAP BIble Study method. Fill out the form below and get your free Bible Study Journal Pages.
Reading a Daily Devotional is a great way to get into the Word if you are short on time or as a ‘side meal’ to your in-depth Bible Studies. I am currently reading Sarah Young’s 365 Devotional called Jesus Calling. The description is “This #1 bestselling 365-day devotional is written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to you-words of encouragement, comfort, and reassurance of His unending love.” It is just beautiful and a great way to start your day with Jesus. We also use the Jesus Calling Kids Version in our home.
Another great way to start your day with Jesus is by listening to Christian music. I have always loved music and one of my favourite pastimes is cleaning my house while having music blasting. I love to put on worship music (loud haha) and sing praises to the Lord. Sometimes, when you don’t know what to say to the Lord, singing to Him is the best answer. We were made to praise and worship the Lord and starting your day with singing to Him can really set a great tone for your day. One of my favourite playlists at the moment is the one below.
Bible Journaling is one of my favourite ways to spend my quiet time with the Lord. I really like how I can get creative while I study the Bible and hear what God has to say to me. It is quite amazing how The Lord has a way of showing me things during colouring in, highlighting and Scripture Writing and I believe we need to embrace Bible Journaling more. Lil at Hey Creative Sister has some great articles on Bible Journaling here.
There are various Journaling Bibles available. I have the NIV Journal The Word Bible for Women (pictured below) and I did a giveaway early this year on my other blog with the NIV Beautiful Word Bible and Bible Journaling Kit, which the recipient loved! Here are my favourites on Amazon.
Similar to Bible Journaling, Scripture isa great way to start your day with Jesus. I find it so comforting to sit down with a coffee, in the peace and quiet while my whole family is asleep, writing out various Scriptures. I like to use a Scripture Writing Journal – printable ones that I have created and blank journals that I have purchased. A few years back, I created a Proverbs Scripture Writing Journal – I used my creativity of various fonts and wrote out verses that spoke to me from each Chapter of Proverbs.
There are various forms of Journaling that I use to help me in my Spiritual Growth. Journaling is a great way to spend time with Jesus because you can completely transparent and honest in your writing. Prayer Journal, Devotional Journal, Morning Journal, Evening Journal, Reflection Journal and Healing Journal are just a few examples of Journaling that you can do.
How about you? What is your favourite way to spend time with Jesus in the morning and what else would you add to the list? Leave a comment below and if you enjoyed this article please share it with others.