my time…His time…

I love my morning walks!  (Ok, I also love that I can finally DO my morning walks)  The sun starts to peek in my windows around 5am, and I lay there for about 20 minutes thinking that maybe today I should just sleep in…..but finally I give in and decide to git ‘r done.  I brush my teeth, grab my visor and my Timex, and head out the door.

This is my hour with God. I begin by putting on the armor of God…(Ephesians 6:11) to protect my mind and my heart.  Then I start with about 15 minutes of being thankful.  I thank God for EVERYthing!  My family, my friends, my city, my country….oh, the list goes on and on.  Then I move onto the next 45 minutes and pray for EVERYone that my little pea brain can remember and cover them with prayer.  Its a beautiful walk through the Arizona Biltmore and on the canal and I am so very fortunate to have a relatively safe place in which to walk and pray.

The last few minutes of my walk I recite scripture verses that I have memorized.  Boy do those come in handy!!  I remember hearing a man use every curse word available to him during a screaming match with a co-worker and I thought of  Matthew 12:34, where Jesus says, “..out of the overflow of the heart; the mouth speaks.”  Eeek!  His heart was filled with such hate and evil!  I’ve also been afraid before a surgery and remembered Philippians 4:6-7, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything with prayer and petitions, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses ALL understanding, will guard your hearts and mind in Christ Jesus.”  It has a calming effect on me and I love to memorize His word.

I believe that it is so very important to spend time with God and in His Word.  It has carried through so many storms!  And His Word never changes and is still as important today as it was back when it was written.

3 thoughts on “my time…His time…

  1. Memorizing His word has LOTS of benefits!! In addition to renewing our minds, transforming our thoughts, and opening the door of our hearts so His peace can flood us, it also exercises your brain!! That’s what I hope will keep Alzheimer’s at bay!


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