Today, I just wanted to share a few of my thoughts on getting up and spending time with God. This devotional is from a post I wrote for Walk the Same that I brought over to A Tiny Traveler.
Every time that we rise to face the day, we are also faced with a choice. We are faced with a choice to either meet the day with great expectation and excitement to see what God will do, or we can chooses to be lazy and live it out as it comes to us.
Each morning we are faced with a choice. We can either thank God for waking us up and bestowing his grace upon us, or we can just get a move on with our routine and take things for granted like most people tend to.
Each new day, we can either start off with prayer and reading God’s word, or sleep in just a few more minutes and rush out the door, not making time for anyone especially God.
You see, every day we are faced with choices. Small ones. Sometimes choices that don’t seem to matter that much, but they do when they turn into habits. Soon sleeping until the last possible second and rushing out the door is normal for you and there is no time to spend with God to start your day. You stop thanking him for blessings and opportunities and start demanding more and question why you haven’t “gotten it all” yet. What could be simple actions to start each day with, turn into mundane tasks that break our current cycle of “stay-out-late-sleep-in-rush-off-to-work” schedules.
Don’t you think we owe our Creator and Savior a little more than that?
Shouldn’t we be excited to get to spend a little time with him each morning, ready to soak in wisdom that will help us face the day? I think we owe him that much.
Just think, once you start and create a habit of devotional time with God your life will start to change. Maybe not drastically at first, but in little ways you’ll start to see his grace and his love and his wisdom showing up in your day-to-day life. What an amazing blessing!
So today, I encourage you to take some time to thank God for your blessings, share your heart’s concerns and desires with him, and seek his wisdom for all that life throws at you.
I loved this! I needed to read it today. I was mad because I slept in and "wasted my day" and have been pouting around because my husband let me keep sleeping. My attitude is way off and I need to be thankful for sweet, slow moments and spend time with the Lord! Thanks for writing this for me to read right now! XOXOXReplyDelete
Great, great post. This is so true. I mean, we're alive a whole 'nother day...that's something to be endlessly thankful for. :)ReplyDelete
I'm glad it spoke to you :) Sometimes I feel so lazy when I sleep in and forget that I wanted to get up early and read my Bible or write in my journal, etc. but there's always tomorrow and once the habit is formed it feels so good! (But don't worry, sleeping in every now and again isn't all that terrible! Haha)ReplyDelete
Isn't is great that we have the opportunity to do what we want with our day? Each one has so much potential!ReplyDelete
I am a morning person, but I have an 8 a.m. class this semester. It is so easy to focus on doing other things (last minute homework, my hair, cooking breakfast) that I forget GOD should come first! Even if I have to eat a granola bar in the car and have messy hair, the day will be good if I it begins with time with Lord. :)ReplyDelete
Amen!! Sometimes I forget too, but when we make the time, it's always worth it.ReplyDelete