A spiritual life is so much more important than a physical life, so I dare say that this will be the most important article that I post. I haven’t really gotten this routine down pat yet. In fact, I’ve only started it incredibly recently. If you’re reading this, we can figure out our spirituality routine together. I’m looking forward to completing my routine with you! Feel free to drop me a comment so we can create a little Bible community!
1.) Bible Reading
First things first – Bible reading. Bible reading is important because it really connects us with God, and it is how we learn about Him and His plan for us. I have been trying to study my Bible when I wake up in the morning in the form of “Lectio Divina” which means “Divine Reading” in Latin. For those of you who have never heard of Lectio Divina, or aren’t sure how to do it, it is a way of reading the Bible where you focus on only around five verses at a time. You pick a verse that stand out to you, and you pray about it. Sometimes, I like to highlight the verse that stands out to me so that I can revisit it at a later time or pray about it some more.
2.) Nightly Prayer
Most Christian children are taught to pray before bedtime and thank God for blessings and ask him for what we might need within our lives. What some people aren’t taught is to pray in the form of the acronym A.C.T.S.
This stands for “adoration,” “confession,” “thankfulness” and “supplication.” Adoration is basically thanking God and worshipping Him for everything. In a way, it is similar to thankfulness. Confession is confessing our sins and bringing them before the Lord so that He can lift them off our hearts and so that we can go to Heaven after all of our sins are forgiven. You have to be truly sorry in order to confess your sins. I recommend asking God to weigh in your heart what you need to be sorry for. Thankfulness is obviously thanking God for what He has done for us, and Supplication is asking God for what we need. (ie, strength, protection a new job, etc).
Sometimes, while I am working on a project (or a new blog post), I will listen to Christian or worship music. My playlist is downloaded from Apple music, but you can compile your own playlist using Spotify, Pandora, etc. Some of my favorite worship songs are “Dearly Loved” by Shaylee Simone and “Look up Child” by Lauren Daigle.
Devotionals are a nice way to wake up in the morning. If you have a devotional book, you can read one devotional per day. If you don’t have a devotional book, I am coming out with a few devotional printables that you will be able to download for free.
I hope that you and I can adopt our spirituality routine together! My favorite item on this list is music, if I’m being honest. Let me know what your favorite part of the worship routine is! As always, I love to hear your feedback and comments, so don’t hesitate to drop me a comment. Let’s make Heaven crowded