"Come, let us sing to the Lord ! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker, for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. If only you would listen to his voice today!" - Psalms 95:1,6-7
Be honest, what is the first thing you do when your alarm clock goes off? Do you grab your phone to check for new emails, check your Social Media notifications, check to see if your bills have cleared your bank account, or check to see what the weather will be like today? By the time you finish all of this checking, it is now time to get ready for work or school or getting the kids up and ready. But the One person you did not check in with was Jesus, the solid rock of your salvation. It took me a while to realize that nothing in my life is more important than my time with Him. Jesus helps to jumpstart my day; everything starts with Him.
We can spend the first 15 minutes at the feet of Jesus, who is the lover and redeemer of our soul. During this time we can ask for guidance, we can be silent in order to hear from God, and we can leave our worries in His hands. During this time we can align our heart and mind with Him. Jesus invites us to come to Him. Receive His invitation. Then, as we continue our day, no matter what happens, no matter what comes our way, we can reflect on the peace of being in His presence. This may call for a change in your routine.; wake up 15 minutes earlier. In order to have a strong morning start, wake up with Jesus!