This is the second week in a row that I’m doing this, and I think this may be a regualr occurence in March. Today is Sunday, which means that yesterday was my day off from memorization and blogging. But since Romans 2 is so short, I may start taking sundays off from memorization as well. I’ll still blog, but maybe I’ll take these Sundays to dive a little deeper into topics that aren’t verse-specific. Today let’s talk about reality checks.
First I’d like to do a reality check about prayer and my daily routine. Every day I wake up, and I read Romans 2 aloud and then a little bit later I write down my devotional/memorization thoughts on this blog. Usually I work out in between those two activities, and when I work out I do a running prayer in which I go through the A.C.T.S. (adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication) method while I run to and from the gym. But for way too long I’ve spent very little time every day dedicated only to prayer–you know, when you block everything else, get down on your knees and remove all distractions, from the sights and sounds of home/office/outside to even the distraction that my morning coffee can be. When I was in high school, I had gotten into the habit of kneeling in my dark closet, closing my eyes, and even plugging my ears. I would talk to God, and I’d give him the chance to talk to me. I’d like to get back to something like that–even if it’s just a portion.
This post is day 9 in a 31 day series about memorizing Romans 2. If you’d like to start at the beginning of Romans 2, please check out this post. Overall, this post is day 69 in a 366 day series. If you’d like, check out one of our “Getting Started” posts to learn more about our overall mission to memorize the book of Romans in one year.