HOW DO I SPEND...

My Quiet Time

When things get tough, 
look up.

FIVE DAYS OF DEVOTIONAL READINGS

Taking time out of the hustle of each day to reflect, pray and take care of you is so important for a healthy life! 

Day One

Read Mark 4:1-20

Reflection: I can’t say enough how important it is for you to take care of yourself emotionally before anything else.

We can add all the workouts, meal plans, physical changes etc., but if we aren’t working through our STUFF from our past that we haven’t even touched, we will never be truly healthy.

We need that foundation just as the seeds to grow fruit needed rich soil.

You can find that and grow in that way through seeking God.

It’s not always easy, but having the support makes all the difference.

Day Two

Read Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21

We underestimate our ability to make a difference in the world. Although we might not be able to cure the blind physically, we can spread God’s message through love and compassion toward every person we encounter. Be proud of your faith, your beliefs and share it with others. 

As you continue with positive changes and actions, those around you will pick it up and do the same.

My motto for the day:

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,

because he has anointed me

to bring glad tidings to the poor.

He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives

and recovery of sight to the blind,

to let the oppressed go free,

and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.”

Day Three

Read Luke 2:16-21

Reading this makes me just want to say, Jesus is my homeboy.

First he heals someone with leprosy-a person most would not even want to look at or be around...and he HEALED him-a miracle in itself.

I don’t know about you, but if I were to heal someone of a disease, I’d have a hard time not shouting my success from the rooftops for everyone to know.

We are taught to be humble, and seeing the greatest human to walk on this planet and his repeated humbleness, shows me that I need to step up my game.

Day Four

Read John 1:29-34

Jesus coming to this earth, suffering and making the ultimate sacrifice: his life took away the sins of the world.

As sinners, it can be difficult to get out of the cycle of making the same sin repeatedly.

What sin do you struggle with the most? How can you ask God to help you make better choices in the future?

Day Five

Read Matthew 9:14-17

In order to fully resolve conflict, mend broken relationships and take care of ourselves emotionally, we must put in the time and effort that it takes to heal.

Identifying the root of the problem, working through it and ensuring full healing is necessary. We can’t put a band aid on the struggles in life and expect them to go away. It takes support, guidance and most importantly prayer and trust in God.

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