Start a Routine of Rest and Worship {Day 12 to a Renewed You}

Carve out time in your schedule to rest and to look toward God.

Start a Routine of Rest and Worship {Day 12 to a Renewed You} - Carve out time in your schedule to rest and to look toward God.

Today’s assignment is to develop a routine for rest and worship.

In addition to neglecting exercise over the last two weeks, I’ve also dropped the ball when it comes to my morning devotions. This morning when I forced myself to wake up early after two or three weeks of sleeping in, I cracked open my journal to see that I hadn’t written anything since I got sick with the flu in mid-December.

It was so nice to spend some time in the wee hours, with a quiet house and sleeping children, to read my Bible and journal my prayers. It’s restful to me, a little break in the day to think about God.

Oh! How did I let this wonderful routine slide over the holidays? I’ve missed it. I’m so glad to get back into that little morning ritual of a “quiet time”. Check out these 9 Ways to Lean Godward This Week for some ideas on how to work worship into every day.

If you’re looking for some meaty things to think about each day, check out my ebook On the Road to Joyful Motherhood. It’s $5 until tonight (1/5/15) at midnight. Also, be sure to enter a great Bible giveaway later today.

What’s your favorite way to rest and worship?

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  1. Right now my favorite way to worship and spend time with the Lord is while nursing my sweet 7 week old. I get to pray in the wee hours of the morning for people and things I haven’t had the brain capacity to for a long time.

  2. The pastor at our church gave everyone a 30 challenge to know Jesus better. It is simple – for the next 30 days, read 3 chapters of the gospels, starting with Matthew and working your way through John, paying particular attention to Jesus’ words. Highlight anything that stands out to you, and then write down at least one attribute of Jesus. The example he gave is when he (the pastor) is late meeting a specific one of his friends for coffee or lunch, the friend has already ordered what he knows the pastor always drinks. In other words, he knows that attribute of the pastor. I have started the challenge, and it is amazing to me what is becoming clear to me.

  3. The post from Mary P. sounds like a wonderful idea to do. I’m also lacking in my daily readings and definitely need to spend less time on the internet and more time with God. With my job I also have been missing services and don’t like to do that either.
    Thank you for the encouragement to get reading again.

    Paula P.