It’s hard to believe I can say this, but I love mornings! I struggled with consistent quiet times for years, but now I truly enjoy my mornings with God.
My wakeup time depends on what’s going on. When I’m in school (I’m a full-time college student) I typically get up at 5:00 a.m. When I’m on break I get up around 6:00 a.m. I keep all my Bible study stuff in a tote bag in my closet. It’s easy to get to and easy to move around.
My “spot” is our couch. I love being able to spread my stuff out around me as I study.
I’m slightly addicted to notebooks, and I have several for my quiet time. I have a prayer journal, and I also have a daily journal where I write verses I’m memorizing, my “1,000 Gifts” list, quotes I love, and thoughts from my prayer time. I have a few Bible study notebooks, too, depending on what I’m studying. I’m a very visual learner, so I also have lots of colored pencils and Post-It notes.
Right now my husband and I are reading through the Bible using the M’Cheyne plan, which goes through the Old Testament once and the New Testament and Psalms twice in a year. I also love Kay Arthur’s inductive Bible study method. Right now I’m obsessed with Ephesians – it’s so rich! I’m going through it chapter by chapter, using different Bible study methods – inductive, and a combination of “S.O.A.P.” and the “Savoring Living Water” methods.
I am so thankful for my quiet times with God – those daily moments are so precious to me! Hello Mornings made a huge impact on my quiet time and helped me become more consistent. I’m very excited to be an AC for Hello Mornings for the fall. I can’t wait to get to know my Hello Mornings: Morning Grace group soon!