This morning I weep for my absence and the pathetic sadness of my busy life. When I wake and sip my morning coffee, I’ve been captivated with the morning news app.
Using my my devices for reading, a swarm of notifications draw my attention. Emails, messages, and safety alerts for earthquakes or weather. Important but untimely.
Piles of dishes, laundry, dog hair and unpaid bills mock me from each room. Shouldn’t I be THERE and doing something “important.”
When did it become less important to worship the Lord I love. When did my morning heart shift to busyness and chaos instead of the peace of God’s presence.
Today I turnaround my morning routine. News and notifications are second class priorities- never first.
News triggers fear and anger. God blesses me with courage and peace.
Notifications trigger interruptions. God blesses me with a plan.
Here I am. Your little girl, Daughter of the King!
As I type this a child of mine walks into the room and decides to share her news from the previous day. She’s staring at me, a reminder that I distract too easily.
But her presence reminds me God- my Father- is waiting for His children to come to Him and talk about their day too!
Simple solution- begin God moments in my bedroom retreat. Come out for the day after I’ve enjoyed an hour of prayer and coffee with the King.
Here I am God. Turnaround my morning.
Related Devotional Verses
But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. Psalm 59:16 NIV
I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. Psalm 130:6 NIV
“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.” Revelation 22:16-17 NIV
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