Saturday, July 26, 2008

Kickin' Up a Notch in My Private Worship

The other day I wrote a post about how I am kickin' it up a notch. This kickin it up will include my personal worship as well. One thing that I am learning is that you can have the best system in the world, but if it doesn't work for you, then, well, it doesn't work! So one of the things that I am working on is being me and doing what works best for me.

A far as my personal worship is concerned, I have found that it is absolutely essential for me to have it in the morning. Even if I just lay in bed and commune with God having never opened my Bible, I must take time to lay out my daily plans before Him and ask Him to guide me along the way. It is also during this time that I reconsecrate myself to Him. Paul said he died daily and so I must choose every single day to die to myself and allow God to be in charge. If I don't do that early in the morning before my day gets started, then by 9:00am self is fully alive!

One thing that I like to do in my personal worship is write down scriptures that I come across that relate to certain topics. So for example, I am studying music (which I will update how that is going in another post soon to come). If I come across any scripture that relates, I like to write it down so I have them all together. Then I can study, here a little, there a little, line upon line, precept upon precept.

Shereen over at Waiting For Him has a lovely post that fits exactly what I am doing and how my mind works. I LOVE index cards. I don't know what it is. Maybe the fact that you can change the order of them? I ordered a 4x6 box from and I have already purchased the letter and number dividers so I am eager to get started.

How is your personal worship going? Is your system working for you? Are you ready to Kick it Up a Notch? :-)


  1. Hi Yolanda,

    You asked the other day about the lists in my nature journal. I included a sample in my blog entry yesterday if you are interested.

    It is no big deal....really just a list with the subject, date, and place.

    Barb-Harmony Art Mom

  2. This is a good post. I actually have been thinkin' about this, here and there. I've started sort of facilitating a study for a group I'm in and that process is making me draw close to God in a new way. In a lot of ways, I'm leary of it because I'm not sure I'm up for anymore breaking - but then I consider the alternative (doing my own thing) and I know that it's time to simply surrender to the process and get to know Him this way...

  3. Thanks Barb!

    How exciting that your study is making you draw closer. Please share when you have a chance.

  4. Yolanda,
    I'm gonna post some from the last few weeks on my blog tody or tomorrow (about the study we're doin).Check back then and let me know what you think.


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