Training your brain first thing in the morning is probably one the best practices you can adopt. It sets the tone for the rest of the day with good thought patterns, not to mention it can also help your Christian meditation practice.
Practicing a devotional time during the early morning hours is one of the easiest habits you can adopt. You don't need a special place, or equipment. All you need is a little quiet time and your love for God. It's really as simple as closing your eyes for a few minutes and silently reciting Bible verse or affirmation. That's it.
Practice this devotional technique once in the morning each day and you'll be surprised at how quickly your mind quiets down and enters a state worship toward God.
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Let's face it, nothing else satisfies as much as quiet time with God. Only God can supply you with the love, strength, and understanding you need to be your best every day.
So here's your list of morning devotionals. Close your eyes and quietly recite one or more of the following affirmations. This devotional affirmations are particularly powerful because they express biblical thought in the present as I am statements.
I AM Morning Devotionals
- I am in God's grace.
- I am in God's power.
- I am in God's splendor.
- I am in God's protection.
- With God's grace and power I am getting better and better.
- I am in love with God.
- I am in love with Jesus.
- I am God's love.
- I am forgiven.
- I am humble.
Morning Devotional Techniques
1. It's best to start early in the morning before the bustle of the day begins, so get up early.
2. Find a comfortable and quiet place you can sit for a while.
3. Get into a comfortable seated position.
4. Close your eyes and pay attention to your mind. You'll probably notice it already racing. Notice your body, you may feel tension, or you may feel anxious. Don't overthink your situation. Think of this time as a short break from life.
5. Pray. Quietly whisper a prayer to the Lord. Commit your life to God. I like to say, "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, into your hands I commit my heart, soul, mind, and body. I love you." You can say any prayer that brings you peace.
6. Next start letting go of all the busyness in the mind. Start to slowly let go. As each thought enters your mind, just let it go and focus on Jesus. This step may last between 1 to 5 minutes. Your mind will eventually settle down. Your mind doesn't have to be completely quiet before moving on to the next step. As you practice the following steps it will continue to wind down.
7. With your eyes closed mentally repeat one of the morning devotionals listed above. For example, if you take "I am God's love" you will silently say, "I am God's love." As you say this your mind will begin to engage in what it means to be God's love. At this point you'll probably start reflecting on God's love in Christ, God's sacrificial love, God's healing love, God's powerful love, and so on.
Don't stop repeating your devotional affirmation. Let your mind keep reflecting on God's love. Eventually you will enter a state of peace. Let go in that state of peace. God is blessing you. Keep the thought you are God's love. more peace will follow. Do this for a few minutes, 4, 5, 10 minutes, whatever you're comfortable with.
8. At this point you should feel much lighter and less stressed. You should also feel a sense of quietness, or still, in your soul. Stay here for a few minutes. Just enjoy God's peace.
9. After soaking up God's peace for a few minutes, start thanking and loving God. Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind.
10. Your mind and body are now different than when you started. Slowly start to open your eyes. Your sense of gratitude should be through the roof. Keep thanking God as you open your eyes.
The entire process usually takes 10 to 30 minutes to complete. In step 7 I used only one affirmation. After contemplating on one affirmation for a few minutes, you add another affirmation, and concentrate on that one for a few minutes, and so on.
Conversely you can concentrate on just one a day. It's entirely up to you. Do what brings you closer to God.
To help you influence the rest of your day even more take some time after your meditation to study God's word. You can focus your study around any of the 10 morning devotionals, preferably the one you selected for you meditation.
This practice will definitely enhance how you think, feel, and act throughout the day. Don't believe me, try it! Listening to audio recordings that support your early morning affirmation practice is also very helpful in creating thought patterns (Romans 12:2) that can keep calm, creative, and of sound mind all day.
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