But what about a bible half-read?
Or a devotional unfinished?
A prayer journal collecting dust?
Spiritual routine has been so hard for me to establish -- finding consistent time to spend in prayer and then carving out that space in my day again and again. I've tried various verse-a-day devotionals. I've tried to read the bible in a year but fall short every time -- I've read Genesis and Matthew more times that I can count.
But instead of coming down hard on myself, I am pouring on grace -- I am not allowing myself to wallow or feel angry with my lack of discipline. I am giving myself grace to start again. Because time with my Father is worth it. Because God can use a life spent reading and rereading Genesis and Matthew, a life of falling away and then coming back again.
Right now I'm reading Jesus Calling and really enjoying it. I find the casualness and relate-ability of the words so comforting and awakening. I am [slowly] following the 1000 Gifts devotional with a friend. I am also following The Prayer Dare from Royal Daughter Designs.
How do you carve out time for the Lord each day? Do you follow a reading plan? A devotional? I'd love to hear from you!