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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Start (01/16/06)

TITLE: Start... (ii)
By Susan Twerefuo



Start is a really simple word. Yet to start something can be the most complex task we do because with a starting line you also have a finishing line ahead. It requires a commitment and perseverance to see your task complete.

The rewards for starting a new project are many. Building a new house gives the owner a place to live. Painting a picture gives us a painting to enjoy for many years. Starting a family gives our love we carry, someone special to share it with. These are all very good starts and usually enjoyable.

There is one start and it is the most important I have not mentioned.

Start your day with God.

Wake up an hour earlier maybe even a half hour earlier in the day. START your day with God!

In the silence and the peace of early morn, with no kids fussing for cereal, no spouse reminding of all the errands for you to accomplish and no morning news grabbing and vying for your attention, it’s just you and God.

Give thanks to God in prayer:
I am here today, Thank-you, dear God. I ask for your blessing on this new day you have given me. I come to you on bended knee and ask for you dear God to share this day together by my side. I ask for you Dear God to be by my side in whatever this day brings. I give you my admiration in the trees so mammoth as I look to my delight, the perfect color for blue in the skies, I see the same look in my sons eyes as he climbs his tree-house and reaches the top, surveying the skies as well. You have done well God it pleases my soul as well as my eye. Thank-you, dear God! For the air I breath and the rhythm of my heart, I thank-you for all.. AMEN.

You START your day with God and he will be by your side as you finish day at the end. As you lay your head down for that long nights sleep God holds you in his hands until you wake ready to START another day.

God is pleased you have chosen him above all others to START your day with. He gives much thought to your life because you spend the days and time with him. He is happy with you and the choices you make. He is pleased to hear you talk of him to your spouse to your children to your friends and neighbors. He is proud of you and your testimonies you share with all. Giving others a referral to God is a wonderful thing and the most important thing you can do for God and for the other person.

God has given joys as well as many hard tasks we must complete. With God by your side all day long into the night, forgiving us for our trespasses and sins we have a home to go to when our day ends. As our life fades the brilliance of Gods heaven illuminates. Our life here on earth as we know it ends. We have made it to the finish line. YAY!

God opens his home and w e START again in a perfect place Heaven!

We do not come to search him out he is there, me at his feet, God holding my hand, telling me, welcome home my friend!

Start your day with God

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Karri Compton01/24/06
This comes off to me as a little preachy. Perhaps it would be more effective if you added a scripture to expound upon or gave an illustration to show what you mean.
Jan Ackerson 01/25/06
I see this as an effective morning devotional at a womens' retreat.
Marilyn Schnepp 01/29/06
Great advice, and it's priceless! Nicely done.