Neither am I; I hate mornings, especially if I haven’t slept well the night before.
Everyone tells us the most important meal of the day is breakfast. It starts the metabolism going, it gives us energy to get through the morning; It help us think and take action. Breakfast breaks the fast and the body knows its time to move!
Let’s face, it when we start a new day we are facing problems and situations that will arise that we know nothing about. Our weakness, our sin, will be in what we think about these situations, how we speak about things that happen, or what we do about them. The choice will be ours.
Wouldn’t it be nice to face our thinking, our words and our actions with the Lord at our side? What is our first thought as we lay in bed? Oh no, another day, or Oh halleluiah another day, a gift for me.
I propose that the first thing you do as you get out of bed and make your way to the bathroom is give this day to the Lord. Give him the day that is ahead of you, give him your thoughts your words and deeds. In Catholic terms its called consecrating the day to God!
Here are some words you can use on the way to the bathroom. Lord, I dedicate this day to you; I give you all my thoughts, words and deeds, that all would give Glory to God.
I guarantee if you start thinking better thoughts you will feel better about life, you will start speaking more positively; you will have a better day. We need God with us all the time but the most crucial time is when you wake up; start the day with him and you will finish it with him. Can you imagine if our thoughts and words and deeds gave glory to God!
I’ve written a prayer book to help you with praying in the morning if you have more time. Yielding to the Power of God you can download it on the website.
This is a favorite song of mine in the prayer book to be sung to the tune of Morning has broken.
This Day God Sends Me
This day God sends me
Strength as my steersman,
Might to uphold me,
Wisdom as guide.
Your eyes are watching,
Your ears are listening,
Your lips are speaking,
Friend at my side.
God’s way is my way,
God’s shield is round me,
God’s host defends me,
Saving from ill,
Angels of heaven,
Drive from me always,
All that would harm me,
Stand by me still.
Remember God is watching you.
I invite you to discover more of God.
Next time we will talk about Why I can’t hear God speak to me?