How does your day begin? Is it a mad dash to get the kids ready for school? Are you trying to get dinner in the crockpot before leaving for work? Do you start the laundry as soon as you get up? Do have a list of chores as long as your arm?
If the answer is yes to any of the above questions take a deep breath, grab a cup of coffee, find a place to relax, and look at your schedule. How can you make things easier?
Before I get out of bed I thank God for keeping me safe through the night. Then I read Daily Guideposts. It’s a devotional book with a Bible verse, a message, and a prayer. Once I’ve read it I write out the Bible verse in my journal, if it’s a verse I feel moved to comment on. If not, I write out a prayer asking God for direction for my day, or helping someone I love.
Next, while the coffee is brewing, my husband and I each read the next chapter we are on in the Bible. We read a chapter Monday through Friday. Sometimes it prompts discussion, others just food for thought.
Now I am ready to look at what’s ahead for the day. By starting the day with God, it always goes easier.
Believe me it hasn’t always been this way. I too used to be frazzled and rushing around trying to get the kids ready and out the door. I would rush off to work wondering what I would make for dinner. Were there dance classes, or a church meeting that night. Could I possibly have an infrequent night to be home.
It took me many years to get things figured out. I would like to help you slow down and enjoy each day as it comes.
If you have to get up a little earlier to give yourself some time, and time with God, do it. It’s worth every second. It doesn’t need to be an hour. Even fifteen minutes will help you focus. Put God first then ask Him to give you direction for your day. His plans are always the best.
Let me know how I can pray for you to get a better focus on your life. I would love to chat, drop me a note.