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Yep. It’s another week gone by and time for our Five-Minute Friday. Remember you can join in anytime.  Get your word, set your timer, then write till it beeps… why not just do it?

This week our word is ROUTINE… so, here goes…


Let’s start with a question. Is your quiet time with the Lord ROUTINE? Is it just a time to grab a cup of coffee, your Bible and one of your devotions and read for a few minutes? Or — is it a time you’ve set aside with a purpose to be with the Lord.

Granted like anything else, it can become ROUTINE, but if your heart is right, even during those times, you can still  receive a well- needed nugget for the day.

But to be real, when we intently set a time to meet with the Lord, and our honest desire is to draw closer to Him, it’s far from routine.


“But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”  ~ Luke 5:16


We all know it’s impossible to build a relationship with someone if we do not spend time with them, right? Well, it’s the same with God. We can know of Him by what others say, or we can begin to spend time with Him and allow an intimate relationship to grow.


You might be asking, “How do I do that? This is all so new to me?” Glad you asked! It’s easy. First, find a place to get away. A certain spot in your house, a favorite park, or even a quiet restaurant where you can close the world away, and it can become just you and Him.



Then begin with reading one passage from the Bible, or a devotion. After you read it, then sit in silence and take the time to listen as He explains to you what that word means and how it relates to your life today.

Then, do it again, and again, and again. Day after day, it will not become a routine, but His Spirit, the Holy Spirit of God, will begin to draw you to that secret place where you will meet with Him one on one. STOP.


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If you’d like to learn more abut our Five-Minute Friday link-up click here and check it out..


And, I’m adding this little extra as I found it on Kate Motaung’s Post . Kate is the host of the Five Minute Friday link up pages. And while your there on her page, I encourage you to check out her new book, A Place To Land, which I just finished reading! It is hard to put down. It’s a fabulous memoir of her life penned divinely to keep you hanging onto her every word as she longs for her place called “Home.”

This is the perfect Song from her post to top off the word this week!


6 thoughts on “Routine With A Cup of Caffeine

  1. Del says:

    Joanne ~ I pray the same for you. May you also have a Happy Easter and may the Lord meet you daily as you seek Him and remain grounded in His Word…


  2. Del, such a good post to point us to establishing a time of devotions. As we do so, God will be faithful to meet with us and deliver His Word to us each day, exactly the portion that is needed. May you and your family have a Happy Easter!


  3. Del says:

    Barbie ~
    Thanks for stopping by. I pray for the Lord to be with you daily and help you with the things that you are facing.. and maybe you’re not really behind in scripture writing, just in God’s time for your life right now. bless you and I will stop by and read your post.. 🙂


  4. Barbie says:

    Great post. Right now I am afraid my time with the Lord is more routine than not. Dealing with some disappointments, depression and anxiety it’s hard to sit and focus too long. I’ve taken up scripture writing (although I’m a little behind) and that seems to help me focus. Stopping in from #67 this week. Blessings!

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  5. Del says:

    Amen. Thank you…


  6. rebekahbeene says:

    Lord help us not to fall into a routine! Good word!


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