Your personal relationship with Jesus: Top 12 tips Romans 12:2

Divine Note #2 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2009
Try a 30 day challenge to take your relationship with Jesus to the next level. A popular local Christian radio station, KSBJ, is challenging listeners to make one change for good. It’s easier than making resolutions that are impossible to keep. Why don’t we all join together and make one positive change to enhance our walk with the Lord? I’ll share what I’ve been doing in my walk. Try one and see what happens!

  1. Start the day by saying, “Good morning, Lord.” Pastor Michelle once suggested saying, “Thank you for letting me join your day, Lord!”
  2. I awaken at 5:45 a.m. and listen to Dr. Charles Stanley at 6 a.m. on FM 105.6 from Monday through Friday. I take notes and read Scripture quoted. This practice took time to develop, but it has enhanced my relationship with the Lord.
  3. I keep a notepad in my purse, so I can write messages when I hear his voice. Those messages have resulted in this series of notes.
  4. I also keep a devotional book in my purse, so I can refer to it when I’m under stress. Reading God’s word consistently keeps me focused on my purpose. I also keep a small Bible at my desk at work.
  5. Keep a prayer dairy with four columns. Include: date of request, describe your prayer, date it was answered and how it was answered.
  6. Keep a prayer journal that details what or whom you are praying for and dates. This is critical because I need to consistently pray for friends who are ill.
  7. Do at least one service project each week. Find out what your gifts are and help others. This is huge, more later.
  8. I’ve been writing outlines of Pastor Paul’s sermons in my devotional dairies. I also take notes when I listen to Joyce Meyer, Dr. Charles Stanley, Hal Lindsey, etc. The dairies will become gifts for my daughter and future grandkids.
  9. Last week I set my phone alarm to remind me to say the Lord’s Prayer each day at noon. This is another great idea from KSBJ. I also listen to KSBJ.org online when I need peace at work.
  10. Listen to worship music. I especially love Michael W. Smith’s worship CD. I fall asleep listening to it most nights.
  11. Thank him throughout the day, it's all about a personal relationship...
  12. I get many answers to my prayers in the evening. I always end my night by reading my favorite Bible and saying “goodnight Lord."
Big God Hugs,
Blanca

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