Sitting at the feet of Jesus is one of the best ways to honor Him and will clearly impact your relationship with others.
Of course, it is important to be in prayer with God all throughout the day and ending your day by thanking him for how He has blessed you. There is just something about the newness of the day that gives Jesus a chance to connect with our hearts before the rest of the demands take hold.
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
When we begin our day with Jesus, we set our minds on the right path and have a better chance of living according to His will, not our own. By spending quiet time first thing in the morning, we are showing Jesus the He is #1 in our lives.
To give the Lord the firstfruits of your day is a way of tithing back to him what he has given freely to you – another day of life on this earth. There is no human being that can provide the Joy of Jesus except Himself. When we place our expectations on another person, we will most likely be disappointed. Look at who is on your mind the moment you wake up and that might shed light on the person that has the biggest place in your heart and in your mind.
Is Jesus getting the first and the best of you each day or the leftovers? Who gets the majority of your time each day: the love of your life or Jesus?
Look at the following questions and see where your joy comes from each morning:
- Is Jesus the first thing on your mind when you wake up?
- Is your quiet time in the Word a discipline or desire?
- Is your time with Jesus focused or are you distracted by other people or demands?
- Do you find yourself letting God lead the conversation or do you have an agenda?
- Are you asking Jesus what He can do for you or what you can do for Him?
The joy of the morning comes from the knowledge that the Jesus Christ wants to be in every part of your day. He is longing to spend authentic, transparent time with you before someone else gets your attention.
Make Him first and see how His Love flows into the other relationships in your life. It will be time well spent.
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