First moments of the day
What are the first moments of your day like? Do you check your phone, or rush around getting ready, or worry about how much you need to do and what the day ahead holds? Instead, when you wake up, try sitting quietly and letting God to speak to you before doing anything else. The psalmist wrote: ‘In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.’ When we keep our hearts open and hopeful, and give God our full attention, He’ll give us insights, ideas, solutions to problems, and confidence that He’ll be with us through the day. We don’t always need to speak to communicate with Him. There’s so much value in simply resting in silence and enjoying His presence. And because we’re not having to think about what we want to say, we can avoid being distracted and missing what God wants to say to us. There might be times when we don’t need to hear God speak, we just need to be with Him and let His love wash over us, easing our minds and soothing our spirits. Giving God the first moments of our day shows that we’re putting Him first in our lives, and seeking His wisdom and guidance every day. Paul wrote, ‘we have the mind of Christ’ (1 Corinthians 2:16). So let’s be still and let Him think His thoughts through us. And John wrote, ‘You have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things’ (1 John 2:20 NKJV). God can cause us to ‘know’ what we need to do, so let’s give Him the first moments of our day.
Set your alarm a few minutes earlier for tomorrow. When you wake up, use the extra time to just lie quietly and focus on God before you go about your day.
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