21 you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? 22 You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?Romans 2: 21-22
Now, what in the world do these verses have to do with routine? Yeah, absolutely nothing. That being said, I cannot really overstate the importance of a routine. Since returning home amid the coronavirus craze (I’m not saying it’s overdone, but it definitely is crazy!), I’ve struggled some days to maintain a routine, which really negatively affects my time to study the word, meditate upon it, and reflect on it here in this blog.
(As an aside, today’s verses are fairly standard “Don’t be a hypocrite” verses. If you would like to check out a post about such things, please read “Do You Walk the Walk?” )
Back to routine. I know some people have found success reading their Bible at night, but wow that’s never worked for me. If I don’t read it first thing in the morning, and now post on this blog first thing in the morning, it’s very hard for me to fit it in later in the day.
In an ideal world, I would wake up, sit on the edge of my bed and simply ask God to fill me with the Holy Spirit today. I would then read Romans 2 aloud. I would read the day’s verses a few times over. Then I would pray for a good 5-10 minutes, following the A.C.T.S. method (adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication). I’d then take out my computer and jot down my thoughts here. A few hours later, as my day starts to get more hectic, I would like to meditate for 10ish minutes.
I really do believe in the power of routine. What works for you?
This post is day 18 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 78 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.