There are mornings and there are mornings. Sometimes I think that mornings are the real test and trial of life. Too many of them start off badly because of all the things that we have to do. Maybe we haven’t slept well the night before. Maybe we’re sick. Or maybe we’re just plain disgusted. Whatever…There are a few things that can be done to help, however.
You know how you make lists for things that you have to do? Well actually I sometimes make them and then never follow up on them. Anyway, I’ve finally decided that prayer is the first thing that should be on the list. Whatever’s going to happen in your day is going to happen but your attitude will be better if you can talk to God first.
Your morning prayer doesn’t have to be long. As the good father that he is of course he already knows what we need. And of course we think we do but some of the time was actually pretty far off on our real needs. Your morning prayer can help you to actually prioritize them.
It’s been said that God has too many people to take care of already. What? Remember that God is Infinite. He’s in control of everything. Time is not the problem for Him that it is for us. We often try to put ourselves on a time schedule. This should work but sometimes it doesn’t. No matter what…some of us never catch up.
Mornings are fine for that first cup of coffee, eating chocolate cake for breakfast, correcting your writing with a licorice stick in your mouth and starting a new e-book in your red fuzzy housecoat but only after that so very important morning prayer.
What should you be saying to God? Praising? Begging, gossiping about all the faults of everyone you know? What would you want to hear, if you were Him? Maybe “Good morning, God?” That might be a very good start. I’ve been thinking about this and from now on, those are going to be my very first words. Then I’m going to ask Him for suggestions on how to make my day the very best one ever? The next thing I’m going to do then is, if I hear them…follow those suggestions.
The Bible, no matter which version you read, has so many suggestions on how to live. Everyday I’m going to pick out a few words from it, just to keep going in the right suggestion.
Some good suggestions from the Bible.
God’s Fatherly Eye:
19 “He sees all that every human being does;
there is no way to hide from His sight.
20 He sees the whole of time, from beginning to
end nothing takes Him by surprise.”