July 9, 2018
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The Design Your Daily Quiet Time E-Course is now available for only $9.00
Do you believe the following statement?
Your daily quiet time is the key to a growing relationship with Jesus.
Most Christians say this is true. However, many Christians have found developing a daily quiet time to be a struggle and even give up on the practice entirely.
E-course is available now ⇒ Design Your Daily Quiet Time ⇐
Wondering if this course is for you?
Read on to find out if you will benefit from enrolling.
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Design Your Daily Quiet Time is available now!
Knowing Jesus means having an intimate relationship with Him.
Your daily quiet time is the key to a growing relationship with Jesus.
This course is for those who seek to have a daily quiet time but struggle to make it a habit. If you already enjoy a vibrant quiet time each day, I believe you will also find something here to enrich your experience. Enrollment in the course also includes access to a private Facebook group just for participants.
After becoming a believer I lived with the frustration and disappointment of not being able to maintain a consistent daily quiet time habit. It actually was many years before I finally came to the point where I am today. Now my daily quiet time is the best part of my day.
I believe that the practice of a daily time alone with Jesus is the most important thing you can do each day. It is not a task to check off your to-do list nor should it be a struggle to develop.
Without a consistent daily quiet time, you cannot expect your relationship with Jesus to grow!
This course combined with the private Facebook group (included with enrollment) will provide you with an abundance of practical help, equipping you to design your daily quiet time.
Regardless of what your quiet time experience has been, it can become something to look forward to each day and enjoy!
Design Your Daily Quiet Time E-Course will soon be available! Sign up now!
My last blog post included a poll for all readers. It was great to watch the results come in and find out what people are looking for from Every Day with the King.
A big thank you to all who participated! I would like to offer you a luscious dessert treat and a cup of coffee or tea. But we’ll have to settle for a picture instead 🙂
The poll turned out to be a confirmation for me to continue work on a project that is now close to being finished.
I am writing an e-course on the subject of developing your daily quiet time. The course is especially for anyone who has struggled in this area. Those who already practice a consistent daily time with Jesus will be able to benefit from taking the course also.
I ask that you will keep this project in prayer, especially that it will bring glory to God and that He will use it for His purposes.
I have one quick question for you before I go back to working on the course.
What has been the main difficulty for you in developing your daily quiet time?
Hopefully, I will be sharing a post sometime this month to announce the release of my first e-course.
Your comments are always welcome along with your prayers.
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But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. -Mark 16:6
The precious blessing of Easter is that we have a living Saviour! The Lord is risen. He is risen indeed! We yearn to keep the precious blessing of Easter in our hearts throughout the year. Lord Jesus. Will You, through Your Holy Spirit, fill our hearts with the knowledge and surety that You live. – Corrie ten Boom
Please open your Bible and join me in reading Luke chapter 24.
Wow, don’t you love this chapter?
The disciples must have been overwhelmed with uncontainable joy.
And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. –Luke 24:52-53
Ask Jesus to show Himself to you today as you walk along with Him.
I pray we respond to our Risen Lord Jesus in the same way the disciples did.
“Ten minutes spent in the presence of Christ every day, aye, two minutes, will make the whole day different.” – Henry Drummond
If you are not familiar with First 5, please take the time to check it out. The app is free. Join and get started today. You will find the daily reading each morning on the app. If you want to order the Experience guide you will find lots of material to expand your study. The guide is completely optional.
The app includes many features to explore. Past studies are always accessible along with the current study. You can comment and be involved at what level is best for you. There are community groups. These are groups where you can meet to discuss the study right there on the app.
The First 5 studies are extremely well written and presented. My favorite thing about First 5 is that it is designed to make everything about starting your day with Jesus so simple!
Check out the First 5 Help Page to find so much more information.
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Do you feel overwhelmed with (fill in the blank)
I could keep adding to the list but I’m sure you get the idea of what I’m talking about. We seem to be drowning in too much everything! It is the cause of a huge amount of the stress people have come to accept as normal.
Recently this overload has been recognized as the cause of terrible stress, resulting in poor physical and mental health. One of the biggest problems is the overload of social media. Are smartphones really a smart idea?
Great that the problem has been identified. Next comes the challenge of what to do about it. It is pretty easy to find some help today. There are books, articles, videos, even entire websites devoted to returning to a simpler lifestyle. You will easily find much on the subject of living better with less, minimalism, and many practical tips to make much-needed changes.
However, I do not think we have explored the problem from the Christian perspective. Many of us are living with an overload in areas like Bible study, prayer, Church activities… There is a constant flood of information, too many choices, and excessive social media options available to the believer today! The availability of all things “Christian” sounds good, but is it all too much? I think so. What do you think? The explosion of instantly available materials, social media and more in the Christian world has contributed to our loss of focus. We begin to drift from the simple basics of our faith.
Here’s what I asked on Facebook this week ↓
What comes to mind when you think of the word SIMPLE?
I was writing this post and wondered if SIMPLE was the right word to use. After reading comments that people shared I feel encouraged. I think I’m starting to hear the rumbling of a move toward returning to the simple basics of the Christian life! 🙂
First, let’s define simple
Then the foreign rabble who were traveling with the Israelites began to crave the good things of Egypt. And the people of Israel also began to complain. “Oh, for some meat!” they exclaimed. “We remember the fish we used to eat for free in Egypt. And we had all the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic we wanted. But now our appetites are gone. All we ever see is this manna!”
The manna looked like small coriander seeds, and it was pale yellow like gum resin. The people would go out and gather it from the ground. They made flour by grinding it with hand mills or pounding it in mortars. Then they boiled it in a pot and made it into flat cakes. These cakes tasted like pastries baked with olive oil. The manna came down on the camp with the dew during the night.
Numbers 11:4-9 NLT
Living Word = Jesus
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and over-burdened, and I will give you rest! Put on my yoke and learn from me. For I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 J.B. Phillips New Testament
Let’s listen to someone who never seemed to forget the power of the simple basics.
While reading my Bible and having coffee early in the morning, I see the birds getting their breakfast of seeds from the ground and feeder. I love supplying seed and watching the birds come each day. It brings me true pleasure to watch them arrive, feed and linger awhile.
I often think about the comparison of the bird’s morning feeding with the way I start my mornings. What a delightful thought to see myself similar to a little bird coming to spend time with my heavenly Father. My food, morning manna, is His Word and He is always there. He is always present, watching, providing, caring and even enjoying my coming to Him.
Come early in the morning and start your day with the King!
Have you ever purchased an important item and found that the operation manual was missing? Depending on what the item is, the manual can be extremely important. The manual reveals information that you need to be able to use the item properly and safely. A manual includes directions for assembly, troubleshooting guide…
Corrie ten Boom said “there is a complete manual, which we need to study, time and time again, which is the Bible. You may say, “But I don’t understand it.” No, we can’t understand it, not by ourselves. But the Lord Jesus promised us in Acts 1:8, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you.” And the Holy Spirit will give you understanding, strength, and faith.”
Bible reading and study is for all believers. The Holy Spirit will gently guide you along on a special study program just for you. If you love to study and are able to learn new things easily, that’s great. But, natural abilities and study skills are not required. As Corrie’s quote above says, you will have the ability to learn because of the Holy Spirit.
I sometimes think about how wonderful it must have been to actually sit at the feet of Jesus. What could be better than being with Jesus, listening to Him, as the disciples were able to do? However, Jesus says we are actually better off now than the disciples were when they sat with Him.
In John 16:7, Jesus says “It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.”
The Holy Spirit is just like Jesus in the flesh except the Holy Spirit is within us. Jesus sent the Spirit to help us, to be our guide, teach, remind and enable us. So we have all we need to learn at the feet of Jesus today because we have the promised Holy Spirit within us.
Sit with the Word at His feet ♥
A little girl cried because her very old doll was broken. Her father said, “Bring me your doll.” Then he repaired it. Why did that grown up man give his time to mend such a worthless ugly doll? He saw the doll through the eyes of the little one, because he loved his little daughter. So God sees your problems through your eyes because He loves you.
Father, what a joy it is to know that we are Your children and live within Your constant care. ~ Corrie ten Boom
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry. The righteous cry out and the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart And saves such as have a contrite spirit. – Psalm 34:15,17-18
Hurt, sadness, pain, confusion… bring it all to the Lord. Visit Corrie ten Boom page for more about her ♥