Monday, January 9, 2012

Morning Devotionals (and a tiny DIY project)

I like to spend some time in the morning doing devotionals.
If I'm taking a bible study class, that is usually when I do my "homework".
Otherwise, I usually just say a prayer and then go on with my day.
I've wanted to really spend more intentional time in the morning with God, but I just didn't know how to.

Enter this book, Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young.  A sweet and dear friend gifted it to me a couple of months ago, and it is changing my life!

Have you ever picked up a book and felt like it was written just for you?  This is the book for me.
It is a daily devotional.  I read it in the morning, and then I journal about what has spoken to me.  It pertains so much to the path I am on right now.  Like so many of you, my blogging friends, who want to know what God wants us to do now...I have a hard time knowing what I think I should be doing, and what God wants me to do.  This book is giving me peace as I follow His path, as I give him my Heart and say, "Do with me what you will"...

Here is an excerpt from January 1st...

"Come to me with a teachable spirit, eager to be changed.  A close walk with Me is a life of continual newness.  Do not cling to old ways as you step into a new year.  Instead, seek My Face with an open mind, knowing that your journey with Me involves being transformed by the renewing of your mind..."

It is a beautiful book and I highly recommend it!


And so I have a teeny tiny very easy DIY project to share with you as well.
I love the Yankee Candles that they sell at Target.
The label peels off very easily and you then you have a clean glass container.

I simply printed off one of my favorite scriptures, cut it out, and then put it on the glass candle with contact paper.  It literally took less than 5 minutes.  I'm thinking this would be a great gift, with maybe a fabric flower or something else cute to embellish it.

I'm linking up here today:)



Lora said...

that is a really great idea with the candle! can't wait to try that. :)

Mary said...

One of my favorite devotionals, and love your idea for the candle.


Leslie said...

I really like your idea with the candle and the verse!
I need to go shop for that book now too!
A group of friends and I are starting a Bible study Thurs morning called Heaven by Randy Alcorn :)