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Powered by 4 - February 22, 2012

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Beauty of Routine

today's reading.
Luke 22:31-62    "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you,that he might sift you like wheat...

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Sometimes when I read scripture, something small, and not a main point, will almost jump off the page at me. That happened when I got to Luke 22:39 in our passage for today. "And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives. . ." These four words "as was his custom" drove home how important having a routine is when it comes to our relationship with God. In this case, Jesus had a routine of praying and also a routine of going to a specific place to meet with God. Both good things.

Unfortunately, it took me a long to time to grasp just this. But I can say without a doubt that my relationship with the Lord improved greatly once I finally put my mind to meeting with God each day at a specific time and place to read my Bible. My routine is in the morning. Right after breakfast, I fill up my coffee cup, scoop out a tablespoon of peanut butter, sit at my kitchen table and read my Bible. This is perfect for me and it didn't take very long at all for this to become my habit. 

So what's your experience with having a routine for meeting with God? What works (or doesn't work) for you and why? Tami W.

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