Beginning Your Day

If you want your relationship with Christ to grow, plan to meet Him every morning. Read 7 minutes with God—How to Plan a Daily Quiet Time by Navpress.

Many Christians who are abiding in Christ begin their day with a “quiet time.” You can start talking to God “before your feet hit the ground,” as you get out of bed. Say something like this:

“Good morning Lord! Today, before I get going, I just want You to know I love You…and want to live for You today!”

Claiming His Promises

If you really want to have an extreme day, take some of God’s promises with you, and claim them for your day. Here’s a great verse to get you started:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).


“Lord, today, I am going to trust You to direct my paths, and I am going to seek Your will for my life in each situation.”

Restoring Fellowship By Confession

When you slip and fall, and feel like no one cares, run to your Lord’s waiting arms. He will comfort you and dry your tears. (Read Romans 8:26-27.)

To restore fellowship with the Holy Spirit, simply tell Him that you have sinned, (name it), and choose to let Him control your life. He will then restore you to fellowship with Him (see 1 John 1:9).

Thank, Praise, and Adore Him

God has done so much for you that it is important to take some time to thank Him, and think about his love and grace. Read the Psalms, and as you read the many praises…stop and make them your own. Think about God’s greatness and his great love for you…and adore Him. (Begin with Psalms 95, 107, 145-150.)


God wants you to bring Him your requests. In fact, He delights in your requests since it is an act of faith and obedience. Never quit asking Him for things that are biblical and within his will. He promises to answer those prayers…in his time!

So…are you talking to your Father?

Suggestion: For the next 30 days start a prayer list. Add to it each day. Write down the following:

  • Your personal growth in Christ
  • Specific issues you are dealing with
  • Friends and family
  • Non-Christians you desire to know Christ
  • Other Christians you can help grow

Are you beginning to see how all the pieces fit together?

If you are reading God’s Word, and allowing the Holy Spirit to control your life…you will naturally talk with Him more. As you put all these “pieces” together, your faith will grow.