So this morning as I realized my alarm was going off at 4:30am... I ran through my list - prayer time, write my blog, exercise, pack kids backpacks, pack my own necessities for a day of subbing at the high school, you know this really could go on and on...
What do you turn on or open first?
My Rockstar (my husband) always had a personal rule - and he did his best to pass on to me - that he would only first open his Bible before "opening" or "turning on" anything else. He knew that in order to properly function throughout the day - his Bible and time with God had to come first! He always used to say, "Before I open my computer, before I open the door to my office, before I open up voicemail - I open my Bible to listen to God first!"
I recently heard a cable TV commercial. The lady in the ad says this, "The first thing I turn on every day is my TV - and right after that, it's my computer." This ad encourages us to put a tangible thing first! How backwards!
I must admit this is often a struggle for me - I want to turn on the news, open my Facebook, open my email, open my Twitter, turn on my iPod - all so I can "feel" connected - plugged in to what's going on!
I'm curious this morning... do you struggle with this too? What do you turn on - or open - first thing in the morning?
Think of the difference we could make for God - or the difference in our very own spirits - if we opened God's Word before we opened our computers!