10 Righteous Living Routines That Will Help You When Your Heart Is Desperate To Be Closer To God

In Part 1, we talked about the first two of 3 Steps to Deep Cleaning Your Heart, Soul and Mind. We looked at some analogies between a deeper cleaning, like fall or spring cleaning of your house, and the need for deeper cleansing of our soul. Read Part 1 here. Today we're going to look at important habits and routines that will change our relationship with God.

Here in Part 2 we'll look at the 3rd step in Deep Cleaning Your Heart, Soul and Mind.

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Consistency in Righteous Living Routines takes Intentional thought and action | Your Home For God

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I'd like to coin a phrase: Righteous Living Routines.

Right up front, it's important to say that these habits don't make us righteous! It is only by the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross, dying for our sins, and His resurrection from the dead 3 days later, that we're saved.

Through faith in God, the Father, through Jesus Christ His Son, taking away the punishment for our sins, exchanging Christ's righteousness for our sinfulness.

Forgiving us for all our sins through faith in Christ (and this faith is a gift of God, not by works, lest any man should boast Ephesians 2:9-10).

Saved by Grace Through Faith in Christ

  • Miraculously, we're made righteous and saved from eternal damnation in hell, and live eternally with Him in heaven.
  • Secondly, doing these acts, these Routines of Righteous Living, doesn't make us better than anyone else!
Consistency in Righteous Living Routines takes Intentional thought and action | Your Home For God

Consistency in Righteous Living Routines takes Intentional thought and action | Your Home For God

Coining the phrase Righteous Living Routines (could have called them Habits of Holiness, too) was just to grab a cute name, perhaps a tad misleading, for the spiritual routines (practices and habits) that we establish to help us to get into habits of righteous living, knowing God more, loving Him better, and obeying His commands more completely. They encourage and help us to be in right relationship with God.

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Because, let's face it, 

It's easy to establish routines, or habits, of worldly living. We just get into habits that aren't good. So easily!

Righteous Living Routines Are Intentional



Righteous Living Routines--you will have to be very intentional to establish them.

Never forget we're in a spiritual battle for our family, marriage and children. Make plans to have victory!

Consistency in Righteous Living Routines takes Intentional thought and action | Your Home For God

Consistency in Righteous Living Routines takes Intentional thought and action | Your Home For God

10 Righteous Living Routines to Establish

  • Get up early and try to get up consistently at the same time each day (Consistency, NOT perfection is the goal, friend!)
  • Make Studying the Bible a Daily Priority. Read the Bible following a Bible study plan, often reading it through in a year
  • Pray daily and Pray for One Another. Have a plan for what to pray for each day
  • Memorize Scripture
  • Ask forgiveness of others immediately (Before communion each week, we're encouraged to "examine yourself"--to search our hearts--for any unconfessed sin, and, if there is anyone who "has aught against me, to leave my gift at the altar and go and make it right."  Matthew 5:23-24 Quite frequently, on a Sunday morning, one of our family would be seen leaning over to whisper to another a word of, "Please forgive me for...")
  • Go to Church every Sunday
  • Pray before meals
  • Thank God for the coming day before you even get out of bed, and commit the day to Him
  • Listen to Scriptural teaching (like Grace to You sermons by John MacArthur, at gty.org)
  • Forgive others (use your will; don't wait for emotions) in obedience to God

What are some of the simple habits that you have established in your life and home to help your family draw closer to God? Do you have family Scriptures you live by? Leave a comment below! I'd love to hear!

Consistency in Righteous Living Routines takes Intentional thought and action | Your Home For God

Consistency in Righteous Living Routines takes Intentional thought and action | Your Home For God

Go back and read or reread Part 1 of "3 Steps to Deep Cleaning Your Heart, Soul and Mind"!

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Like you, I've struggled with prioritizing. Tried to do all the things, please everyone, say yes to everything. Thought I had to be perfect, but never felt like I was "enough."

I was exhausted, overwhelmed, and burned out. Then I learned who I was uniquely created to be and gained clarity and focus on what God's goals for me were. I learned to be consistent at prioritizing and accomplishing His goals! I lost 50 lbs., finished Homeschooling my kids all the way through, got organized in my life & home, started a blog, became a writer and speaker. You can achieve prioritizing and accomplish God's goals for you and I can help! Get this Prioritizing God's Unique Goals For You Bundle today!

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If You Feel Guilty Over Your Quiet Time

Struggling with having a consistent, or any(!), Quiet Time? (Especially if you have little kids?) Do you feel like you're the only one who isn't having a Quiet Time and Studying the Bible every day? Please read this post on 3 Ways to Incorporate Scripture into Your Day (even with small children!) and be encouraged! Remember not to compare your Quiet Time with anyone else's, and that there are different seasons, and Quiet Time doesn't look the same in every season! And, Subscribe to get my Checklists for Consistent Daily Routines for a checklist for a consistent Morning Routine that includes God's Word, and a checklist for a consistent Evening Routine that includes time in prayer. I've also included just a few other tasks that will help you be consistent starting today!

Consistency in Righteous Living Routines takes Intentional thought and action | Your Home For God

Consistency in Righteous Living Routines takes Intentional thought and action | Your Home For God

Help to grow your Righteous Living Routines, and closer to God

Whether you want something chronological, or to read only from the New Testament or a topical plan for Studying the Bible, you will know what to read every day with a Bible Study Plan and not waste time trying to decide what part of the Bible to turn to when you pick it up. Sometimes you just need a little accountability and direction, right?

We feel so frustrated that we aren't consistent in reading the Word. What I've found to help me immensely is to have a Bible Study plan. You will feel such peace knowing that you are accomplishing this and being more disciplined in your Quiet Time. I feel like my mind is freed up when I know I'm on track in studying the Bible. I feel like I have control of one area of my life, anyway, and the most important one, at that!

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Want Simple Ways to Have a Short, but Meaningful Time in the Word?  

  • Copy a Bible verse, and meditate on it throughout your day. 
  • Have your kids copy the verse, and then ask what jumped out from that verse, and talk about if there's a word or phrase that was especially meaningful?
  • Write a few lines about it in a Bible Journaling notebook
  • Is there a command, instruction, or encouragement for you to apply? 
  • Talk about the verse with your children, and ask them reflection questions!

I've created Journaling forms to help you, Reflection Questions, and a way to really know Jesus with an easy devotional tool that will take minutes, but be deeply meaningful, studying the Names of Jesus, plus much more! Get the Prioritizing God's Unique Goals For You Bundle!  You'll be amazed at what a difference consistency in God's Word will make in your home and family! God will show you what it means to live consistently for Christ (denying your flesh) more and more, by His Word transforming you!

Have a Great Week Making Your Home For God!

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Struggling with Prioritizing?

Like you, I've struggled with prioritizing. Tried to do all the things, please everyone, say yes to everything. Thought I had to be perfect, but never felt like I was "enough."

I was exhausted, overwhelmed, and burned out. Then I learned who I was uniquely created to be and gained clarity and focus on what God's goals for me were. I learned to be consistent at prioritizing and accomplishing His goals! I lost 50 lbs., finished Homeschooling my kids all the way through, got organized in my life & home, started a blog, became a writer and speaker. You can achieve prioritizing and accomplish God's goals for you and I can help! Get this Prioritizing God's Unique Goals For You Bundle today!

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Mojisola Sanya

Great article, just as what I have explained in my book The Road to Righteous Living. walking with God.

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