Trying to fill an empty soul without including Jesus is an impossible task. So with a humble heart and a step of faith- here goes!
When I think about what has changed my walk with God the most in the last few years (at least something within my control), I think it was my decision to spend time with God each morning. My dad modeled this while I was growing up, which is in itself a great blessing and influence. But it wasn't until a couple of years ago when one of my favorite Bible teachers, Joyce Meyer, challenged her listeners and viewers to spend 30 minutes with God each morning for 30 days, that I seriously developed this practice in my life. I took the challenge and I've never looked back. Now, I can't imagine NOT starting my day with Jesus.
Yes, every. single. morning.
**Stifle the yawn**
Of course, everyone's schedule is different, and I understand that. But FOR ME, this works. And if you are looking for Soul Food, there is nothing like spending breakfast with The King.
I wish I could say my mornings looked like David's are described here. But most of the time, they don't! Honestly, prayer is not my strong point, no matter how many times I watch War Room ;) And WAITING, that early in the morning? Code for "accidentally fall asleep". I have so much growing to do! However, ever since I started committing the first of my day to God, He has moved in incredible ways in my life. I am often more focused, certainly more prepared for spiritual warfare, and I start the day with perspective. I find that I am not as emotional or "in my head" early in the morning and the Holy Spirit can prepare my heart for the day ahead.
I'll share a few of my favorite things to do in my morning times with God in the next few posts, and some of my struggles as well. I would love to hear how you seek Him early, too. And if you don't seek Him first now, I challenge you to try it out. Set your alarm, brew a gigantic cup of coffee, and commit to spending time with the Lover of your soul. You won't regret it!
Until next time,