Day 11 Productive Living for the Faithfuls

February 11, 2015

Welcome to Day 11 of the 14 Day Productive Living Program!

I decided to include this topic in the 14 Day Productive Living Program to encourage others in the pure essence of being faithful to God. I don’t want to sound preachy in this blog post but I do hope that at the end of the day you’ll be able to realize how important putting God first is. He has a plan for our life and He knows what we need and what we want in life. I believe that faith is a very personal thing. One cannot just boast of his/her own faithfulness. What we must do is to just stay closer to God and commit to a long lasting relationship with Him. 

Past Lessons:

Day 4  How to Plan for Your Day

Day 6 Productive Living for Students 
Day 7 Productive Living for Career Women
Day 8 – Productive Living for Busy Moms
Day 9Productive Living for Entrepreneurs 
Day 10Productive Living for Bloggers

Day 11 Productive Living for the Faithfuls
We need quiet time. It is our only way to have a fellowship with God. It is a time we reserve to worship Him and to praise Him for the blessing He have given us. It is a moment when we cry unto Him the burden that we feel inside and we learn more about His life and His ways. The main goal of productive living for the faithful is grow in our personal relationship with the Lord. Now how do you start having a meaningful time with God?

Be intentional. Know that the time that you will spending with God should not be a time when you feel sleepy and lazy. You need to look forward to that moment and feel the happiness with knowing Him a deeper and deeper. Becoming intentional as an attitude is great for you feel like without doing the quiet time you can’t just function normally. You need this alone time with God more than anything else. 

Choose a Bible version that is easy to understand. You can never have that progressive relationship with someone if you can’t understand anything about him/her. On the same note, a Bible is essential for its is God’s way on teaching and communicating with us. The Bible narrates the teachings of God and has been  translated to different languages and versions that needs your utmost decision.

Select a Date and Time for your Quiet Time. “Quiet Time” is a term that means a reserved time to communicate with God. This is a sacred time where you just read a verse, do you devotionals, journal and just pray. Most do this activity in the morning while some find much more pleasure doing it at night. You will also need a journal or just any notebook to write down your thoughts. The best time to have your quiet is the time when you are at your best.

Keep a location to do your quiet time. Have  a specific place to do your quiet time is important because it will keep you extra motivated. You also want all your quiet time needs such as your bible and spiritual books and some pens on the same place as much as possible. Also choose a place that you can be really alone and you will feel most comfortable with. 

 Some Do’s and Don’ts to Keep

  •  Do pray. It is important to have a silent prayer first before opening up your Bible and doing the actual devotional. Ask for His blessing and His ways and His guidance on the revelations that He has for the day.
  • Don’t feel like it is your obligation. The quiet time is not an obligation but rather a chance given to you to get to know your Savior. The focus of the quiet time is not you, but God. 
  • Don’t try too hard. There are those who overdo the time they spent on quiet time without actually doing the real praise and worship. It is not about the quantity but the quality as always. 
  • Do change time and places when needed. There are times when your schedule will surely shift so make sure that you are prepared to change schedules to in terms of your quiet time. The one thing that you just have to keep is to be consistent with it and again be intentional.
  • Don’t be boastful about it. Faith again is a very personal thing. Do not be boastful about what your deeds but rather about how God works in your life. It is important to give proper recognition to the Lord as always. 

 I rarely post faithful and devotional stuffs here on SavingsPinay but please do give a chance to my lifestyle blog, IzzaGlino since that’s where I will be sharing more about my Christian life and my journey with God.

Moving On

I am not the most faithful you’ll met and I do confess that I have sin before God. I also have days and nights when I miss my quiet time and I have also moments when I just feel like I don’t want to do it or too busy to do it. 

But you know what’s promising about getting that truth and believing God is?! There is no condemnation to those who below with Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:1). The Lord always forgives and He wants us to never ever feel guilty over our failures but to stand up and receive His love and His grace with open arms. 

Whenever I feel like giving up on my faith…whether be temptation or peer pressure or I just feel so busy in my cluttered life… God just let me meet people that will let me know that I am loved. So loved by Him. He pulls me again in His beloved side. God is good all the time. He is amazing. 

Hope you love this post. Do check out IzzaGlino for more.

Clariza Glino

Izza of SavingsPinay helps Filipinos bridge the financial literacy gap one content at a time by providing insights and tips on budgeting, saving, investing, side hustle and growing your net worth. Aside from this blog she also writes at www.izzaglinofull.com, a beauty and lifestyle blog for frugal Pinays and manages, www.izzagevents.com, a wedding and event business since 2011. For inquiries, topic suggestions or future collaborations email her at izza@savingspinay.ph


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