God Styled Life – Part 3

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In part two I said I would show you a way to make a portable quiet time basket, the basket pictured here is mine, in it, I have all the devotions I use on a daily basis whether it is for my morning or evening quiet time, journal book, notebook, books I am currently reading by Christian authors, ink pens, highlighter, yes I am one of those kinds of readers and most importantly a bible!

What I personally like about having a basket like this is that it can go with me wherever I go, I put it in my car and can make any place I go my quiet time space, but at home, it sits next to the chair it is pictured in. One of my favorite quiet time devotions to read is a book by Lysa Terkuerst called Embraced, it is 100 devotions to know God is holding you close. I don’t read them in order, I jump around a lot and sometimes I re-read the same devotion always getting something different from it. 

The next devotion I use in my morning and evening quiet times, I reflect on it in the morning then respond to it before bed, applying it to my day has really helped, it is called 100 Days of Bible Promises by Shanna Noel, several women at my home church are doing this study and have an online  private FB group where we share our thoughts and then every so often during these 100 days we get together in person and share how God is speaking to us through this book.

Finally, the book I am reading currently is called Anxious For Nothing by Max Lucado, he is by far one of my favorite Christian authors, I love that most of his books have a built-in study guide in the back of them. He writes in such a way that you just get it. So there you have it, you can use any type of box or basket and build your own portable Quiet Time necessities, just remember that the focus is on time alone with God and He doesn’t care what that looks like just as long as you are sitting at His feet and talking to Him daily.

Saved To Serve A God Styled Life,

Maggie P

God Styled Life – Part 2

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In every season my favorite place to have my quiet time is my front porch, I love those days when God allows me to wake just before or as the sun is rising on the horizon, there is a stillness and sweet calm about the world as it wakes up from a nights slumber. Lots of times I just sit there with my eyes closed and listen to the birds and nature come alive, some mornings I can hear God through the wind as a gentle breeze blows the wind chimes on my front porch. 

My favorite place to sit in is the chair closest to you in this picture, there is usually a mug of coffee up with, my devotional books, my bible and sometimes if it is a little chilly a blanket. 

A God Styled Life is not just in our homes but on the outside too, it’s how we live our faith out loud and not just with our words. Since originally posting this blog post I have changed seasons and we are now in Fall, so the porch has taken on its Fall dressing. I think this is the season I enjoy most on my porch as it lends to cooler, but not freezing weather to relax and enjoy the start and finish of my days.

Saved To Serve A God Styled Life,

Maggie P