Set a specific Time and Place to meet with the Lord each day.
If you miss a day, just find another time asap.
Don't give up no matter what.
See reading plan for September - December 2018 below or click here to save a copy to your device.
STEP ONE: Take 30 seconds to settle your heart and mind. Pray something like: "Lord Jesus I am here to meet with you - hear from you - pour out my heart to you. Thank you that you are here for me.
STEP TWO: Take 5 minutes for each day's reading. Read the passage, then go back through it asking 5 questions:
- What is one key thought - mark, underline or note?
- What did I learn about God - Father/Son/Holy Spirit?
- What did I learn about people/humanity - good, bad, ugly, beautiful?
- What is God saying to me - lesson, example, correction?
- What should I do about this? - today/next 48 hours?
STEP THREE: Take 2 1/2 to 3 minutes to pray:
A - Adoration/Praise. Tell God that you love Him and want to love him more. Think about how great He is. Reflect on God - our Father, Redeemer and Guide.
C - Confession. Ask God to show you anything that is unlike Him in your life. Turn from it and claim God's forgiveness right now.
T - Thanksgiving. Consider several specific things to thank God for today. Each member of your family, workplace, everyday blessings, etc.
S - Supplication/Asking. Share your concerns for others in need - those who are lost and lonely as well as for yourself and your family and close friends.
Write a short note (journal entry) of today's text and how God spoke to you today. Thank Him.