A Powerful Practice to Start Your Day
See each day as a fresh start for you to feed your spirit. Just as you feed your physical body, you have a need to feed your spiritual hunger. This can begin a daily practice that will become a habit that grows and develops over time. Begin small or you will be overwhelmed.
I remember when I first started what I now call my “Daily Meds,” I challenged myself to arise 15 minutes earlier than usual and just pray. This sounds doable, but 30 years ago, I was a night owl and getting up earlier was not anything I wanted. I loved 15 minutes of extra sleep in the morning as a working mom. I had read somewhere that it would increase my energy to get up and start the day with some quiet time in God’s Presence. I now know that was the HOLY SPIRIT leading me. Today, I am addicted to morning time and cannot wait to get up early. I am excited to wake up at 4:30 and begin my day with the Holy Spirit for 2-3 hours.
This is how the Holy Spirit works. If you listen and begin with a “baby step,” you will grow under the influence of His Power to Relate to just what you need at any given time. It is very important to understand the FIRST Power Practice is to accept all the roles the Holy Spirit has and will do for you. When you meditate on the promises of the power of the Holy Spirit, you will be supernaturally transformed because that is exactly what He does-TRANSFORMS US INTO THE IMAGE OF CHRIST (2 Cor. 3:18)
Practice is the exercise or action that prepares your spiritual muscles to receive the truth of your inner power. When you practice connecting from your inner being, you will connect to the Higher Being or Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is in direct contact with God, the Father and Christ, the Son. This BRIDGE to heaven brings the kingdom alive in us. An alive inner kingdom from heaven takes us over little by little so as we make this Spiritual Power Practice a habit.
I have set up the Holy Spirit Life with a need to Practice ways to draw close to the Power of the Holy Spirit. I have mentioned several practices that will enhance your inner spiritual growth. They are based on ways to SEEK first the kingdom of God, and HIS righteousness; and all these “things” will be added unto you. (Matt. 6:33)
The practices I have found most powerful are prayer, reading Scripture and responding to it, other Journaling, Mindfulness, Daily Meditation either from Scripture or some Spiritual writings, Yoga, looking up definitions of words in the dictionary. Those are all GREAT things “to do” in order to fill your mind with a focus that lasts all day. I can briefly explain each, but you will need to “do” what works best for your “who---your own personal identity and what you need right now.”
Prayer - Relate to the Trinity through your requests and your praises (Phil. 4:6).
Reading Scripture - I love the book of John but the entire Bible is all about LOVE.
Journaling - I use journals for everything I need: mind, body, and spirit growth (I cannot emphasize the importance of journaling enough-it helps to get things out.)
Mindfulness -The practice of AWARENESS. Staying awake to be present with now.
Daily Meditations -These can be quotes, sacred thoughts, any short message of hope
Yoga - A discipline aimed at training consciousness for spiritual insight and calm to promote control of body, mind and inner spirit.
Word Definitions - There is something interesting about the way meanings of words “take” you into thoughts that help awareness of focus to consider how you speak.