“Spiritual disciplines” are things we do to stay in love with God and grow in faith. They can be things we do alone or together; they can be ways to spend time with God or to serve others. As the people of Sylva First UMC share one of their spiritual disciplines with you each week, we hope it will inspire you to new ways of loving God and growing in faith.
I’m Dean Romig and my wife and I moved to the Sylva area from Snellville, Ga in March of 2021.
I’m an early riser, so as I crawl out of bed, my first thought is for thanking God for waking me up for another day and giving me another chance at giving glory to him and looking forward to what He has in store for me that day.
I turn my attention to the many devotionals that help me spiritually. I start my devotions with Lectio365 which entails prayer, reading a Psalm, reflecting on another passage of scripture, asking for Gods guidance and yielding to his will. (P-R-A-Y) I use the YouVersion app and Wisdom Hunters app for additional spiritual guidance. I have been blessed with the daily scriptures sent by Sylva FUMC as well.
I have found this routine very helpful with my spiritual growth and with my service to others.
I close my time of devotion with a prayer of thanksgiving for all that I have received from God, His Son and the Holy Spirit and I pray for my family, friends and those who have strayed or those who are lost. I pray that I may be a blessing to someone as well.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 NRSV
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.