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104. Don’t Be Shady

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Episode 104

TODAY’S READING:

36 But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.

Matthew 12:36

 

Your word is GOLD. Remember that—your word to others as well as your word to yourself. 

 

A lot of people ask me why I started this podcast and the answer is always the same. I was slipping in my prayer time as I needed accountability. So I invited you all to join me on my journey to reading scripture everyday. 

 

I recently installed these new black out curtains in my room and I have found that when I sleep with the shades on, its ten times harder for me to get up in the mornings. I don’t see the natural light coming through my window so my body thinks it’s still very early and I have time to sleep. 

 

It has resulted in me over sleeping for the last two mornings. Over sleeping is a form of an empty word, in my opinion. Needless to say, I won’t be using those shades during the week anymore. 

 

When you make a promise, to others and yourself I encourage you to keep it. That means start saying no to things that don’t fit in your schedule. Stop being late to gatherings. Start keeping your own promises. 

 

When you find the culprit to your empty word, get rid of it. In my case this morning, it’s my shades. Maybe for you it’s a TV show, or an over packed schedule that doesn’t allow you to keep your word. 

 

Find the time to slow down. Find the time to pray. Find the time to worship. Find the time to go to the gym like you said you would. Find the time to do your skin care routine like you said you would. Find the time to grab coffee with that person you said you would. Your life will be so much better when you start committing to what you set out to do. 

 

Bad habits will die. New habits will form. 

 

PRAYER

Jesus, you are our accountability. We want to live life after you. We want to stop going back on our word. We want to start treating ourselves and our friends with the respect they deserve. Give us the strength to tackle on our projects and routines with the outcome of sticking through to them. Help us in saying no to the things that don’t serve us. We want to live better lives. It all starts with saying yes today. We love you and in your holy name we pray, Amen!

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Hi, I'm Ali.
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I'm the coffee obsessed baker from Miami, FL who got too busy to find time to read scripture everyday. I knew my life was better with Jesus and I knew I wasn't the only one struggling with finding alone time with God every morning, so I put my dreams of opening a bakery aside and set out to produce a five minute daily devotional. What first started as an email chain, has now flourished into a beautiful community and I am so happy you are here!

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