How do you start your day? I like to start the wee hours of my mornings this way: Quiet. Peaceful. Meditative Prayer. Reading. Listening. Writing. It really helps set the tone for my day. It also helps in maintaining discipline in my life. It would be so easy just to jump out of bed and start moving without much direction or focus- running around like a chicken with its head cut off, as the old saying goes. But having a set ritual (for lack of a better word) gives me time to get my mind settled. It gives me a chance to get in tune to the Spirit of God- the rhythm of His grace.
That first waking hour helps define the entire day. It allows me the opportunity to focus on Someone greater than myself as well as greater than any circumstance that might arise. I breathe on purpose. I pray honest prayers. I study and reflect on purpose. I remind myself who God is and who I am in Him. It’s my daily refueling time. It shapes my attitude. And when I step out, I am full. I’m not empty. It will be more difficult for the world to empty its negativity into an already full heart, a regulated mind and a refreshed spirit. I am less likely to give into the stress of the day. I am more conscious of God’s presence, His purpose for my life and my ability and responsibility to walk out that purpose. I love my mornings.
Good morning. Make it a great day!
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