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Reading in the Morning

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

– Proverbs 1:7

We’ve been discussing my “morning meditation,” which is a daily routine that helps me prepare my mind and heart for the day ahead. I said yesterday that I write down my goals every morning as if they’ve already been accomplished. Today, I’ll share the final stage of my daily routine with you: reading a nonfiction book. While I want to be a good Bible student, I also want to get a broader understanding; I want to learn diverse views and become a student of a variety of issues, such as business, ministry, and leadership. As a result, I devote the last 15 to 20 minutes of my routine to reading a book that teaches me about these subjects. I’ve discovered that incorporating nonfiction reading into my devotional time keeps me on track and allows me to continue to grow as a person. This is the only way I’ll be able to read as much as I do. The average person reads half of a book per year, whereas the average CEO reads 60 nonfiction titles in a year! I don’t know about you, but this seems to me to show a significant correlation between professional success and the amount of reading a person does. While many of us believe we are too busy to squeeze everything in, I can assure you that we are not nearly as busy as the CEO of a Fortune 500 firm, who yet finds time to learn. If they can achieve it, I’m confident you and I can as well!

Friend, I advise you to create your own daily pattern; you don’t have to do it exactly like this, but you must recognize the importance of having a rhythm in your life if you want to succeed. I can’t tell you how helpful this rhythm has been in my spiritual life since it seeps into the rest of my day and provides God’s serenity and power to whatever situation I’m in.

Prayer


Thank you, Jesus, for flooding the earth with wisdom and allowing me to learn from other people’s lives and stories.

Reflection


Do you like to read nonfiction books? If that’s the case, how has it benefited you in your life?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

One thought on “Reading in the Morning

  1. Donna Malchrist says:

    I love to read all about the late and great Jeff Porcaro who was the drummer and founding member of Toto. It is very interesting to learn all about his family!and his background in music.I find it an enjoyable read, and very fascinating to know and appreciate the many contributions to the world of music that this talented musician gave, and how his tragic loss is still deeply felt even now. I think that people can all learn a lesson from this. Study the lives of true legends like that , and learn to appreciate what they gave of themselves. I want to wish all at Shepherd’s Grove a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. To the Schuller family. I ask in prayer. That God will bless them with good health . To the music ministry and directors. Messages of thanks and appreciation for their gifts and talents.As always I remain a faithful viewer and Happy and Wholesome student in Jesus Christ. May God bless the USA

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