The Christian life has such memory aids as well. You probably have heard how to structure your prayers: ACTS – Adoration, Confession of Sin, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. Or prioritizing your prayer concerns: JOY – Jesus, Others, Yourself. Or the order of Paul’s Epistles between 2 Corinthians and 1 Timothy: General Electric Power Company (Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians). And there’s GOSPEL: God’s Only Son Provides Everlasting Life. And GRACE: God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.
There’s a whole slew of them at http://loveandsalvation.blogspot.com.au/2011/04/christian-acronyms-and-acrostics.html
What do you pray before you read the Bible? Consider using John Piper’s acronym I.O.U.S.:
- Incline my heart to your testimonies (Psalm 119:36).
- Open my eyes to see wonders in your word (Psalm 119:18).
- Unite my heart to fear your name (Psalm 86:11).
- Satisfy me with your steadfast love (Psalm 90:14).
So, what is the point of this devotional? I encourage your GROWTH in the Lord!
G – Go to God in Prayer Daily
R – Read God’s Word Daily
O – Obey God, moment by moment
W – Witness for Christ by your life and words
T – Trust God for every detail of your life
H – Holy Spirit – allow God to control and empower your daily life