Wake up to Scripture

Like many people, I struggle with getting out of bed in the morning.  In all honesty, my 3 year old son is the early riser in the house.  If he makes it to 6am, it’s sleeping in.  So often times my alarm clock sounds more like ‘I want chocolate milk’, than ‘beep, beep, beep’.

I was recently challenged by one of my best friends to consider joining a ‘missional neighborhood group’.  I have not dug into it enough to do a write up on it, but my basic premise so far is to discover what Jesus is up to in other’s lives and help it along anyway you can.  So really being ‘on purpose’ with helping others connect to Jesus.  Deliberate.  That has had me thinking about being more deliberate in all areas of walk.  So I figure the best place to start is in the morning.

I came up with the idea to make my alarm clock mean more, and remind me why I am getting out of bed at that time.  This post is just going to be a collection of verses to ‘set your clock to’.  I will update it as I find new amazing verses to wake up to.  For now, I have settled on 5:17.  I went through most of the books to derive this list.  Feel free to leave your chosen time and comments below.


  • 2 Corinthians – Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
  • Job –  Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
  • 1 Thessalonians – Pray without ceasing.
  • Deuteronomy – Thou shalt not kill.

Book of Genesis – Genesis Chapter 11 Summary

Chapter Summary

Tower of Babel to Abram

  1. The world is of one speech.
  2. Men begin to build a tower to ‘make a name’ for themselves.
  3. The Lord confounds their speech to scatter them across the face of the earth.
  4. Genealogy from Shem to Abram listed.
  5. Abram, his barren wife Sarai, his father Terah, and his cousin Lot travel from their home of Ur to Canaan (they only make it to Haran).
  6. Terah dies at 205 years old.

Genesis Chapter 11

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Book of Genesis – Genesis Chapter 12 Summary

Chapter Summary

Abram Travels

  1. The Lord commands Abram to leave his country.
  2. Abram takes his wife Sarai, his brother lot and all there belongings and servants and travel to Canaan.
  3. The Lord promises the land to Abram’s descendents.
  4. Abram journeys further south to Egypt due to a great famine in the land.
  5. Abram has Sarai pretend to be his sister because he is worried he will be killed because she is so beautiful that someone will want her for themself.
  6. Sarai is brought before Pharaoh by the Egyptian princes and Pharaoh brings her into his house.
  7. The Lord sends plagues upon Pharaoh’s house because of this.
  8. Pharaoh discovers the truth and sends Abram and Sarai on their way.

Genesis Chapter 12

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