Recently, I read a blog post from IBelieve.com about praying before getting your day started and before getting caught up in the day. Making that connection with the Father first thing in the morning. After reading this blog, I thought about my mornings because I try to connect with the Lord before I start each day. I strongly feel taking this time makes me a better overall person, wife, mother, friend, and employee because I started my day working on my relationship with my Lord and Savior.
How does my morning begin? I start each morning not just with a workout and walking my dog, but by spending time in God’s Word. I open my day with devotion and prayer. I stop and thank him for all the good he has given me in my life. I count my blessings. I find joy in the morning which carries me through the rest of my day. This time lifts me up for the rest of my day. “Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” Psalm 143:8. As I was writing this blog post, I ran across this picture on Facebook. This is another reminder of why we should begin our day with the Lord and thank him for his blessings.
My mornings have changed over the years, sometimes I have been real exact in my time and other times I let the Lord lead the way. There have been times when I focused on others in prayer and times when I have focused on my needs from the Lord. There have been times where my devotions have been guided and other times where I just opened his word. I have always tried to find his love for my life and then spread his love to others. The only way I have found to make this impactful in my life is to begin the day with Him. “Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days” Psalm 90:14.
Closing Verse: Lamentations 3:22-23
Challenge: How do you begin your day? Consider beginning your day with the Lord. and see the way he will bless you.