If you’re like me, you’d rather just sleep in every morning. But that doesn’t accomplish much.
I remember days in my early 30s when I eagerly rose from bed at 5:30 a.m., spent some precious time in prayer and Bible study, and then showered and got on with an extremely productive day.
Now that I’m past 40, it’s not nearly as easy to rise and shine and conquer like I used to. Seems like there’s this added weight of obligations, age, physical wear and tear, and, sometimes, just plain weight! I’d just as soon let the snooze alarm go off a few times and lay there in bed thinking about what I’d do if I just had a little more energy. That’s where the “will” comes in. The will to start the day right.
As I lie in bed, I must remember that the day was not created for me and whatever I want to do. There’s Someone Else in the picture. And what is His idea of why I was given one more day?
When you go to God first in the morning, through prayer, it is reaffirming to Him and to yourself that He is the single most important love of your life. Think about it. When you get exciting news, whom do you want to share it with first? When you get heartbreaking news, to whom do you tell so you can find comfort and understanding? When you go to God first with all that is on your heart and mind, it reminds you that He comes first and it keeps you in perspective for the rest of the day.
Here are six ways starting every morning with prayer improves your whole day:
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