Make it His

I recently finished the book Savoring Living Water: How to Have an Effective Quiet Time by Lara Williams and Katie Orr. If you struggle with having a daily quiet time, I highly recommend this book. It has really helped me.

My absolute favorite part of the book is this…

“I wake up wanting to hold the reigns of control and set my agenda. Before my feet hit the floor my mind takes off. I have to start the day low. I am the needy one- empty handed and thirsty for His presence. I arise from my slumber party into His day – His plan. I’m the one who slept all night while He never wearied.”

As this busy season is already upon us, it is so easy to get caught up in all of the doings of the holidays. If you are like me, you already have your little Christmas bucket list of places to visit and fun things to do, traditions to uphold. This week, as we go about our plans and preparations, our activities and celebrations, I pray that we truly keep Christ as the center of our focus and start each day with this simple prayer, because the best way to start your day is to remember that it is His.

“This is your day Lord. Your plans, your purposes – not my own.”

Will you pray this with me?



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  1. My quiet time is so important to me. I don’t get up early on days off, and I am feeling its absence this week. I am actually ready for tomorrow, for a work day, because I know I will get up for quiet time! Bookmarked this book-it looks like a great read.

    • Amanda Medlin says:

      The book is great! I had the pleasure of spending time with both Lara and Katie at Allume and they are pretty amazing women of God! I know what you mean about feeling the absence of quiet time. This past week, my schedule got all messed up, so I am looking forward to tomorrow when I can get back on track!

  2. Love this post! Such an awesome reminder too. It seems like I can’t ever hear this too much! May this holidsy season be one of digging deep and beginning the new year refreshed in Jesus. 🙂

  3. I’m taking this words to heart this week. I’m going back to work after a week off and instead of feeling overwhelmed by playing “catch up,” I’m going to fill my day with His purposes.

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