I love a good coffee shop. One that has just the right environment. That has a place for me when I walk in. A great cup of coffee. I feel like it was PREPARED just for me.
Do you have a place PREPARED for Jesus in your home? If you are meeting wth Jesus - the One who loves you and knows you better than anyone else - where do you want to meet with Him? Just like setting up a time to meet with a friend - after you ASK, you decide WHERE. Where do you want to meet together?
PREPARE a place. A chair in your room or a sofa that is in a private place. A closet or back porch. Have a basket or table close by with your Bible, journal, pen and a note pad. If you love coffee in the morning, PREPARE it the night before - and put it on a timer to start 10 minutes before you get up. Don't get distracted by the coffee and to-do's. Get up, get your coffee, or tea (or nothing if you prefer) and go to your appointment with Jesus. I try not to look at my Instagram, emails, twitter or anything that would DISTRACT me from Jesus. I want to meet with Him FIRST!
Make sure you have your Bible, Journal and pen available. You can use a moleskine, notebook or journal to write in. (The note pad is there in case you are DISTRACTED by some to-do. Just write it down and keep your focus on Jesus!)
Your time with Jesus is all about your relationship with Him. This is a relationship that will last for eternity. This is not a duty or a to-do. This is the most important meeting of your day - the one that He says is the ONE most important thing you can do today!
Got your coffee, your Bible, journal and pen - and a special place to meet with Him? Now what?