Why does God say so often in Scripture that He will speak to us first thing in the morning? After all, He can speak to us any time He chooses. There are two reasons: (1) He wants to have first place in your life. He wants to be number one on your list of priorities for the day. So before you turn on the TV, or check your computer or iPhone, or go galloping off, learn to be still and allow God to give you insight and understanding as to what's important for your day—and your life. You'll be amazed at the solutions He gives you: the creative ideas, and the clear sense of guidance. You'll find the promise really is true: "The steps of a good man [and woman] are ordered by the Lord" (Ps 37:23). In fact, after a few weeks or months of living this way you won't want to go back to your old routine. (2) He wants a blank page to write on. Ever try talking with someone who's distracted or preoccupied? You just want to move on. But when that person is really important to you, you try to pick a time of day when you know they'll really listen. Well, you are important to God and He wants to speak to you! Can you imagine your loss if you fail to hear what He has to say, or to understand what He has in mind for you? One of the secrets of King David's strength was this: "My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up." (Psalm 5:3). In order to succeed, you must put hearing from God at the top of your morning routine!
"Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." (Acts 2:38)
Gifted with the very Spirit of God are we who have repented our sins and believed upon the risen Lord of the universe. Promised by Christ before He ascended to the heavenlies, the Holy Spirit will lead us in the paths of righteousness. Heed the Word of the Lord and proceed in every good work until the Son of heaven returns for His holy bride!
Week #33 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Numbers 1-3
Monday: (History) 1 Chronicles 5-9
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 96-98
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 17-18
Thursday: (Prophecy) Daniel 7-12
Friday: (Gospels) John 5-6
Saturday: (Letters) 1 Timothy 1-5