How often do we wake up helter-skelter? We hit the snooze bar on our alarm clocks twice or more. Realizing we have set ourselves back by more than ten minutes, we are forced to a mad dash of washing, dressing, eating, and dashing out of the door (and even more task if we have children). If there is a prayer, it is brief and hurried. Can one maintain good relationships when we always greet that special someone with such carelessness? How much more is it hard to maintain a right relationship with God if our first greeting to him each day is just as careless?
Awaken with plenty of time to spend quality moments with the Lord. As one would seek his or her beloved, so let the morning begin in a similar desire to be with God in prayer, meditation, scriptures, and music. As the Savior taught us, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, …” (Matt 6:33). And if the Saviour began his day with a purposeful prayer (Mark 1:35), who are we not to follow in his footsteps.
May the Lord bless and guide us this day,
Brother Cyprian Bluemood