Yesterday, I shared with you the second step in my “morning meditation,” which is prayer. Today, I’m going to tell you about the third thing I do as part of my daily routine: read the Bible.
After connecting with Jesus through prayer, I find that my heart is ready to study His Word, and I tend to see things that I might not have otherwise because I am prepared. As I read, I underline the text and I ask a lot of questions; in essence, I try to engage what I am reading as much as I can. Typically, I read one chapter of the Old Testament and one chapter of the New Testament each morning, and then I always read the Proverb for the day. Since there are 31 Proverbs and 31 days in the month, I read whichever one corresponds to the current day. For example, since today is November 18, I read Proverbs 18.
By this point in my morning routine, it’s almost 6:00 a.m., and I’ve meditated on Scripture, prayed, and read the Bible, so my mind is awake, I’m sensing the power of the Holy Spirit in the room, and my heart is full of the Word of God, which ensures that I am ready to move into the last two steps of my daily practice. I hope you’ve been encouraged by what I’ve shared so far and that you are able to take even just a little bit of it and apply it to your own life. I really believe it’s going to make a huge difference in how you feel and how you get through the challenges of your day!