All of us struggle at times with finding time to read our Bibles, pray or have quiet time with the Lord during our busy schedules. The purpose of this lesson is to list 10 Ways To Include God In Your Daily Routine.
#1 Create A Rolling Library: When I was in college, my marketing professor told us that he used his car as a library. He explained that as he drove his car, he listened to tapes of books and other helpful materials. Why not take this idea and use your car's CD player, Bluetooth or MP3 player to make your commute a daily soul enriching journey. This would be a great way to listen to the entire Bible throughout the course of a year or meditate deeper on last Sunday's message from the pulpit. There is a great variety of Bible lessons you can choose from. And most churches record sermons. Take full advantage of the advances we have in technology.
#2 Use Spiritual Screen Savers: If you work constantly in front of a computer, create your own screen savers that display a passage of Scripture when the computer is idle. When you come back from breaks or meetings, your screen will display a passage which can get you re-focused on the Lord or give you encouragement.
#3 Make Your Cell Phone A Bible: If you have a smart phone, download one of the free Bible applications available. These apps give you the Bible at your fingertips. Some of these apps will even read the Bible to you. The app I have on my phone is searchable as well and makes finding passages easy. While you are enjoying lunch, completing chores or exercising, you can read or listen to the Bible from your cellular.
#4 Subscribe to a Bible Study RSS feed: By subscribing via RSS feed you receive lessons directly to your E-mail or cell phone. This could be a great way for you to have a daily devotional thought.
#5 Hallelujah Alarm Clock: Set your alarm clock to play your favorite gospel Christian or Gospel station when the alarm goes off each morning. This could be a good way to get your mind immediate on the Lord in the morning.
#6 Use Sticky Notes: Leave a sticky note with a Bible verse on your lunch box. During lunch you will see the note when you grab your lunch box. If you are not good at leaving sticky notes, write a favorite Bible passage on your lunch box with a permanent marker.
#7 Pray Before Each Meal: This sounds simple. But many do not prayer before they eat. Take a minute or less and thank God for providing the sustenance you need.
#8 Always Have a Newspaper: I remember a co-worker from a previous job who never came to work without a newspaper. He would always walk in with a newspaper stuck in the strap of his lunch box. The point is to have something spiritual to read with you during the day. It can be a church bulletin from Sunday or a Christian magazine.
#9 Keep a Journal: Keep a journal about your spiritual walk with God. Journals can be kept to also write down your thoughts on particular passages of Scripture.
#10 Dedicate Your Coffee to God: Buy a coffee mug or cup with a Scriptural message on it. The cup can be a daily reminder of your relationship with God.
I pray that these 10 Ways to Include God helps you draw closer to God. Can you come up with other ideas or ways to help fellow Christians connect with God throughout the day?