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God-time Idea #3

21 Nov

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Here on the Mr. Right Series blog, we’re continually reminding you to spend time with God. He’ll speak to you as you read verses from your Bible and strengthen and refresh you as you spend time with Him in worship and prayer.There truly is nothing like His presence!

Maybe you read those posts and think, Okay, but what do I do? I have no idea where to start reading my Bible, and sometimes it’s really hard to stay focused.

Or maybe you say, I’ve been doing devotions for a long time…Have any fresh ideas for me?

With that in mind, we started sharing simple ideas for your time spent with God. We pray they help your relationship with Jesus grow more than ever!

God-time Idea #3:   Journal

Get a blank journal and instead of writing Dear Diary, write Dear Father, and express yourself to your Heavenly Father (who loves you and cares about what’s going on in your heart). You can write down thoughts, concerns, and what you’re learning as you read your Bible. Copy down favorite verses. Then talk to God about them. List your prayer requests to help be intentional with your prayers. Eventually, you’ll be able to look back and see just how He has answered them (sometimes in unexpected ways : ).

When you eventually use up that journal, flip back through the pages and see how faithful God has been to take care of you. You’ll realize how much more you’ve grown to love and trust Him.

Remember, it’s not about wanting to do 2 hours, so you do nothing. It’s about spending a little time each day connecting with your Heavenly Father. Without a doubt, it will change your life!

Have fun!

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God-time Idea #2

25 Feb

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Here on the Mr. Right Series blog, we’re continually reminding you to spend time with God. He’ll speak to you as you read verses from your Bible and strengthen and refresh you as you spend time with Him in worship and prayer.There truly is nothing like His presence!

Maybe you read those posts and think, Okay, but what do I do? I have no idea where to start reading my Bible, and sometimes it’s really hard to stay focused.

Or maybe you say, I’ve been doing devotions for a long time…Have any fresh ideas for me?

With that in mind, we’ve started sharing simple ideas for your time spent with God. We pray they help your relationship with Jesus grow more than ever!

God-time Idea #2:   Pray

Okay, this one is incredibly simple: Take time to pray each day. It’s hard to be close to someone you never talk with, including God! He loves you so much and wants you to come to Him each day, to pour out your heart to Him, sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly, transferring the pressure and worries of life over to Him. Thankfully, He’s a safe listener who actually has answers to help us! And He can give us the strength and support we need to live this life with all its ups and downs.

Remember, prayer doesn’t mean giving a perfect, elaborate, or lengthy speech. Praying is simply talking (honestly) to God from your heart. We can all do that!

Have fun!

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God-time Idea #1

16 Jul

Here on the Mr. Right Series blog, we’re continually reminding you to spend time with God. He’ll speak to you as you read verses from your Bible and strengthen and refresh you as you spend time with Him in worship and prayer. There truly is nothing like His presence!

Maybe you read those posts and think, Okay, but what do I do? I have no idea where to start reading my Bible, and sometimes it’s really hard to stay focused.

Or maybe you say, I’ve been doing devotions for a long time…Have any fresh ideas for me?

With that in mind, we’re going to start sharing simple ideas for your time spent with God. We pray they help your relationship with Jesus grow more than ever!

God-time Idea #1

Get a Bible that you enjoy reading. (New Living Translation is great for starters since it’s a paraphrase version. I also love the New King James, simply because I was raised reading it. : )

Get a journal to write in.

Now, read through the Gospels of the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), paying special attention to Jesus’ words. Take the thoughts and phrases that mean the most to you and record them in your journal.

That’s all you need to do to get started! Remember, it’s not about wanting to do 2 hours, so you do nothing. It’s about spending a little time each day connecting with your Heavenly Father.

And as you do, talk to Him about what you’re reading…Yep, that’s called prayer. Refreshingly simple, isn’t it?  : )

Have fun!

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