Daily Devotions
 
THE HEART OF A PERSON’S RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IS INTENTIONAL TIME AWAY FROM THE BUSYNESS OF LIFE THAT IS DEDICATED TO SPEAKING TO GOD AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, LISTENING TO HIM.  SOME CALL THIS “DAILY DEVOTIONS” OR “QUIET TIMES”.  WHATEVER YOU CALL IT, SPENDING TIME WITH GOD REGULARLY IS THE ONLY WAY TO DEVELOP A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM. 
 
IF YOU THIS IS SOMETHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO BUT DON’T KNOW HOW FOLLOW THESE 3 SIMPLE STEPS:
 
PRAY
START BY PRAYING AND INVITING GOD TO BE WITH YOU.  ASK HIM TO SPEAK TO YOU AND TO HELP YOU LISTEN.  ASK HIM TO QUIET THE BUSY WORLD AROUND YOU AND HELP YOU FOCUS.  CONFESS YOUR SINS TO HIM AND ASK FOR HIS FORGIVENESS.
 
READ
READ A PORTION OF SCRIPTURE WHETHER A FEW VERSES, A CHAPTER, OR MORE. AS YOU READ FOCUS ON ONE QUESTION: 
 
WHAT IS GOD TRYING
TO SAY TO ME TODAY?
 
PRAY
AFTER YOU HAVE READ TAKE TIME TO PRAY YOUR RESPONSE TO GOD.  SHARE WITH HIM WHAT YOU THINK YOU HEARD AND WHAT YOU THINK YOU WANTED TO GOD TO SAY TO YOU THEN REFLECT ON WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD. FINALLY, TAKE SOME TIME TO PRAY FOR OTHERS, THE WORLD, AND YOURSELF.