Today has been a peaceful morning. I woke up and had my Quiet Time. It started with a story you listen to at anytime of the day in the Bible app. The topic talked about facing trials in our lives and how God redeems hard seasons. The Verse Of the Day comes from James 1: 2-3.
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
–James 1:2-3 NASB
What I learned from this is that no matter what trials I’m facing, God is pulling me through them. It tests my faith and shows me how far I’ve come in my faith. It also taught me that with God’s Help, I can do anything.
Then, I started reading the Bible Plans I picked out based on the things that were really bothering me lately. Those things were: my finances, my spiritual journey, and spending more time with God. Here are the plans I’m doing if you all want to take a look for yourself on the Bible app:
- Finding Your Financial Path
- 21 Days in God’s Word
If you don’t have the Bible app, I highly recommend you download it on your phone or whatever device you use the most. I wanted to share with you all my Quiet Time notes and what I learned this morning.
✨AWAKENING- the first day of this plan goes over why the Bible is important and how over time, we lose our passion to spend more time with God and read the Bible. I learned that my biggest obstacle to building a stronger relationship with Jesus is fear. I’m constantly worrying about the unknowns and not being good enough in life. I’m scared of failing and disappointing God. I know, I sound like a broken record but I think my Bipolar kicks in when I experience moments of doing very well. So today, I learned to ask God to help ignite that passion in me to spend more time with Him.
✨21 DAYS IN GOD’S WORD- This plan talked about challenging yourself with reading the Bible. There are many reasons for reading the Bible: it gives us peace, it offers us wisdom, it guides us and guides us in the truth, it helps us overcome challenges, and it encourages us to live God’s way. Today, I learned that the Bible is important in my life and that it can impact my life if I turn to it and turn to God more.
✨FINDING YOUR FINANCIAL PATH- Money is something I still worry about and I still struggle with. For the first day, I learned that if I continue to worry about money and constantly think about money, I’m turning money into my God, I’m praising money instead of praising God, I’m worshipping material things instead of God. So I need to turn over these feelings and thoughts and my finances to Him and let God take control of that.
Here are the scriptures for today from the readings:
- Psalms 119: 111
- Matthew 9: 9-13
- Matthew 19: 16-26
- Romans 12: 11-12
- 2 Timothy 3: 16-17
After my Quiet Time, I feel peaceful, I feel light. I opened my planner and did not feel stress. I made myself some lemon water. And I am enjoying my morning. Mondays and Tuesdays are my slow days, I’m not going to rush and stress myself, I’m going to take my time and enjoy being in the moment.
So, I’m going to continue enjoying this feeling. And I will be back with you all later today. Have a great morning!
Until next time…