John Piper | – Don’t Waste Your Mornings // Ask Pastor John
Reaching over to check your phone will start your day on the wrong foot. What we need in our morning routine is to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Pastor John, in yesterday’s episode (episode #636), you gave us six reasons why we addictively grab our phones when we wake up in the morning. And you said you had a remedy — a better course forward. Please share that with us here.
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“How to Win the War for Morning Devotions” [support us]
“Make War on Your Urge to Sulk” [support us]
“Why Is My Delight in God So Short Lived?” [support us]
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I just want to apply this.
That was deep! Gob bless you!
I find I can't read the Bible as soon as I get up. I need time to get my mind awake(so to speak).
Is phone addiction okay if I'm on it for religious purposes? 80% of what I do on my phone is watch Christian YouTube videos or read articles to help me and keep me in check. I do typically say a good morning prayer when I get up if I don't wake up having an anxiety attack about Hell or something that happened the day before.
How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Praise be to you, Lord; teach me your decrees. With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth. I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.
I Love when he starts spreaking about what our agenda SHOULD be in the Mornings, LOVE IT!
I've never been a morning person… It takes me a while to wake up/get my mental clarity on. I like to play worship music – on my phone, while I have my morning coffee, before getting on with my day ❤️
I watched this video first thing in the morning thank u
I downloaded John Piper's reading/reciting Romans 8 and use that as my alarm! Fighting the flesh first thing in the morning
I need to listen to this one a few times.
If you want a biblical motivation to wake up and do something productive with your mornings, just read Proverbs 6-11.
Psalm 90 verse 14
Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love,
so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.
Not to sound crazy but I'm speaking from knowledge because I'm an Electronic Engineering Tech. All video monitors including your phone flash over 1,000,000 times per second. Your eye cant see it but your brain can. Your screen looks solid but its not. It causes all humans to go into "Flicker-Induced Hypnosis" after about 5 seconds. In that state you can be made to feel great joy, hunger, anger, or sadness by what you see because your suggestive a.k.a. hypnotized. That's scientifically why you obsess over your phone you love the joy being hypnotized brings you. That's the truth I'm telling you its scientific and I believe Jesus would tell you the same. The down side is being in suggestion makes it easier for you to sin because being hypnotized while watching sinful actors changes your good behavior. bad company corrupts good morals. God Bless.
james 2:10 if u commit one sin u commit all… unforgivable sin soooo we all are screwed
Using Scripture as an alarm is an amazing idea!
Is there a bible read alarm? If so what is it?
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Haven't woke in the morning in years minus Sunday's. Living the 3rd shift dream. I think though I get more alone time than most. Probably 6 hours a night out of 8, 10 or 12 depending on the night!
Has anyone besides me gotten stuck in the "John Piper" youtube rabbit hole, and before you know it your 8 ask the pastors in ?
Iam going to leave my phone in kitchen so when I wake up I will wake up and read my bible and prayer.
My brother had the same idea! It was for notifications instead! 😀
Great video. Thanks for what you all do at the Desiring God ministry.
I am watching this on my phone….Also it is my alarm clock.And my watch.
This just detonated my routine
I have wasted far too many years reading the Bible and praying to nothing. My morning devotional is to now educate myself on the world from a perspective without god–the joy I feel now surpasses anything I ever heard Piper talk about.
I'm glad I picked up my phone today, otherwise I wouldn't have seen this video. It's still morning so I have time to make it right
Me and my wife.. Putting on the armour of God, not long after opening our eyes, another day another mercy…. amongst other things, asking in prayer that he may use us as vessels through his great love to glorify his name, by reaching lost souls through his testimony of saving power…that he opens doors of evangelistic opportunities and by his spirit scattering seeds through us his servants.
Here we are 3 years later and God led me straight to a word I needed for TODAY! I've been struggling most of my adult life to force myself up, out of bed and before God in a consistent not hurried way. I've been unable to do it because I can't wake up easily. I've been working from home for a couple of months because of the pandemic and it's gotten worse. I'm so convicted of this sin and am starting to fight back by any means necessary. Grateful God led me to this message. I feel encouraged!!!
When I first thing every morning reach for my phone it's to watch Christian & teaching videos before I start the day.
Oh my goodness
Don't think like you do your putting negative thoughts in my mind
Hating me wow!
I have my morning set God is always with me
Your a total stranger I'm listening to
I'm ok and your ok
I'm glad in the Lord daily in everyway
He is always with me God
Will never leave me nor forsake me
All in all
Thank you for sharing
How about if you need to wake up early to go to work but you are not a morning person? Its hard to pray when I wake up because there is a 100% chance to fall asleep again.
I used to think I wasn’t a morning person….until I became a morning person. I realized that I had created an idol of comfort – I’d rather stay in my comfortable, warm bed than get up and seize the day. My flesh desired/desires comfort; however, this “comfort zone”, I realized, was killing me (not necessary literally, but spiritually). This idol of comfort had held me back for so long and had seriously deterred my personal growth, and I didn’t even realize it until just recently (it is humbling to realize that it took me 20+ years to see these things that, in hindsight, were staring me in the eyes the whole time – but I didn’t like the implications, so I ignored them and looked for other answers).
Realizing this – and deciding to do something about it – has opened up my eyes to many other forms of idolatry that I had created or allowed in to my life. It was actually quite freeing: recognizing the problem, which meant that I could then tackle the problem. Unsurprisingly, I have so far found Jesus to be the only remedy – not to say that He has removed these struggles, but He has given me peace; and that, though Him and His strength, I have been given victory, even if not fully attained yet.
John 16:33; Romans 8:6-8; John 14:27; Philippians 4:13; Romans 8:37; Philippians 3:12
(Ps. I include these Scriptures not to show off or anything like that, but in recognition that this struggle has brought each of those scriptures to life and I can now actually identify with them, instead of being just words on a page).
I start my morning with "Thank you Jesus" Pray, then I read my daily devotional on my phone, Then I rise up and Talk to God. Letting him know I am grateful for no alarming phone calls in the night. I have my health and strength. I Decree the Favor of God surrounds my loved ones and I like a shield. Then I focus on the new day I have been given.
Thank you Pastor John. I so needed this word today. Amen
MacroDroid app, with up to 5 free macros.
Trigger = (whatever time in the morning)
Action = open Bible app
Action = click "read" (yes, you can show the macro where to click!)
Action = click play button
This will just pick up reading wherever you left off. You could probably have it navigate to a specific book/chapter/verse each day, but that seems like too much work!
I have been laziness for many years, then God discipline me at least 3 times I thought because I am foolish not understand the dream so that He has to show my sin as laziness to me many times .I alway sleep till noon but right now I always wake up at almost same time everyday because my stomach with air-blowing make me won’t stay in bed any longer just want to get up immediately.All I want to say is God is helping me☺️.
Setting your alarm to read scripture is a recipe for most people to be turned off to scripture.
Better idea: discipline yourself enough to get out of bed and read scripture willingly.
Why do I keep hearing psalm 5,4… Going on for days and days and here again
Thank you pastor John! truly!
Note: should be Psalms 139:18 not 17
I’m grateful for the Lord helping me encounter this channel which helps me to answer a lot of my questions and concerns, I know it was no accident❤️
To whoever is reading this: Please consider taking a short moment and praying for my family. My grandmother is currently over 90 years old. My parents are non-believers as well and my three siblings too. Every prayer makes a difference. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and may god bless you!