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The Best Way to Start and Finish Your Day - Daily Hope with Rick Warren - June 17, 2020

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The Best Way to Start and Finish Your Day
By Rick Warren

"Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4 (NIV)

During these days of uncertainty and unrest, it’s important to start and end your day by refueling your soul. Your soul is the way you think, feel, and choose. Just like your physical body has to be fed every day to stay healthy, so does your soul. If you're not feeding your soul, you’re going to be drained emotionally and spiritually.

So how do you refuel your soul? By getting into God's Word every day. Jesus said, "Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4 NIV). The Bible is life! You don’t just read it when you have a problem and need some advice. You don’t open it up just when you need a pick-me-up. You feed on it every day so that you are consistently nourished and growing in truth and love.

Do not begin your day by scrolling through your phone or listening to the news. Don’t let the last thing that fills your mind each day be something on the TV. None of those things are going to feed your soul.

If you only develop one new habit during this pandemic, let it be starting and ending your day in God’s Word. Wherever you leave your Bible leave it open if you can. If the Bible is closed, you will have a tendency to overlook it. But if you leave it open to where you read last time, you’ll have an easier time remembering to be consistent in Bible reading.

It doesn't matter how long you read. It matters how you let God’s Word change you—how you see yourself and others in light of God’s love, how you view your circumstances, and how your relationship with God deepens and grows.

"The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will" (Isaiah 50:4 NLT).

Are you weary and worn down? Nourish your soul and stay emotionally healthy by starting and ending each day with the Word of God.

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