The answer to this question used to be quite different. Here’s what my early mornings USED to look like……
alarm would go off, I’d jump out of bed, go to exercise, then spend some time doing my Bible study and pray for friends and family, then begin my day by serving my family in our home. I never committed my day or my day’s work to the Lord, it was never something I had thought to do.
Simply put, we did a study on finances with our small group this past year…we used the Crown Financial Ministries materials, and one of the week’s of study was based on work….and one of the things that the Lord convicted me about was that I was not doing my work as a wife, mother, teacher, homekeeper, etc as unto Him. I was going through my day rather undirected, just following my ownself, not committing my day and my work to Him.
Now my early morning looks like this…..
alarm goes off, I send up a prayer asking the Lord to direct my paths that day and I commit my work to Him that day, get out of bed, etc, etc, (same as above) What difference has it made? Well, I certainly can tell a difference between the days that I do this and the days that I don’t! On the mornings that I don’t take a moment before I get out of bed to just spend just a moment with My Father, I tend to forget things, I tend to run around rather undirected, etc. It also affects my attitude…..and boy howdy do I need all the help and direction and conviction that I can get there!
Thank you Mrs. Catherine for asking this question! 🙂