...There was something missing though. I wanted to start my day with time to listen for the Lord's voice. The question for me was- when? How could I possible pack one more thing in? My Bible usually made its appearance at the breakfast table among my kids stick pancakes or bowls of cereal.
Then, I started setting my alarm earlier... I don't use that blaring BEEP BEEP BEEP but rather the low setting on my phone or the Christian radio station turned down as low as possible.
I get my shower first, and then something miraculous happens. I get to sit down and pray and read.
THEN something even more miraculous happened. My husband decided to join me (not that he doesn't pray- he just doesn't do mornings). I usually let him know when I'm done with my shower, and he gets up in plenty of time to get ready for work and still sit down and pray with me.
Every morning when we write the list of prayer requests in my journal, I'm so happy to be spending time with my husband before the Lord. I can't say it was my idea- our Pastor has been encouraging us for months now to spend time praying together. The kids still get up during our prayer time, but they now know it's prayer time. They drink their milk and Ana even holds our hands as we pray. It's just how I want our kids to see us.
... and it's just how I love to start my day. When the breakfast rush starts and hair needs brushed, there's the peace in my heart knowing that I've already met with the Lord.
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. ~Psalm 143:8
How do you you spend your morning? How do you wish you spent your morning?