Oh, man. I am already praying that this post goes out with all of the grace I'm intending. I know how difficult it can be to even commit to something like we're going to talk about today. Just know that, ok?
Today, I'd like to camp on Proverbs 31: 15.
Have I lost you already?
Let's talk about mornings. Listen. Mornings are hard. They're hard when you've spent the whole day before working for your family and serving others and working for others. I get that.
But I also believe that God's presence is especially sweet in the morning. Here's why:
Did you know that? That God commands the morning? Because He does. In the very dark of the first moments of each day, He's breathing life into this world. Causing it to work as it always has. Moving the breeze through the trees. Giving the birds their songs. Wafting the sweet scents of all the beautiful blooms He's created.
The idea of rising early doesn't have to be so legalistic when we think about the beauty of meeting with Him first. Even if its just for five minutes. Five minutes with your whole heart counts. Did you hear that? It counts.
The idea of seeking Him as He is setting everything in motion is so lovely to me. And so I do it. It's easier for me because I am an extremely annoying morning person. I'm sorry for that. I have to tell people all the time how sorry I am.
But I don't think it has to be just for us early birds. Sacrificing just a bit of your time in the morning sets your motion heart in the right direction. Within minutes, you'll be off to work or hearing children bound into your quiet space or your checklist items will already be here, right in front of you.
But He sets you right and it's so wonderful to be there with Him first. I'm always more intentional and productive when I've given the Lord the first fruits of my day.
Don't bring performance into this. Let it be small. Let it be sweet. Let it be first.
Are you a morning person? Do you struggle with rising a bit earlier? Share encouragement and struggles if you'd like!