“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” –Jesus, Matthew 6:33
Have you ever noticed that if something bad happens to you first thing in the morning when you wake up… that the rest of your day generally follows suit?
For example, if you start your day out an jump out of bed… and stub your toe… *BAM*, the rest of your day tends to pretty much be shot.
Or perhaps you can remember in the past the times that you got into an argument with your spouse or significant other first thing in the morning… and you can remember how it pretty much ruined your day.
What we do or what happens to us FIRST thing in the morning affects the rest of our day… so common sense would tell us we should aim to start our day off on a positive, friendly or perhaps energetic way… if we want the rest of our day to be good!
By seeking God first in the morning… we are tuning into our Creator and the one who made us, formed us and created us in His image and in His likeness.
And when we tune into Him and seek him in the first part of our day… we are taking hold and claim of the peace, the joy, the energy, the positiveness, and the warmth that only God can provide to us… and this will last us the rest of our day!
For the next 30 days, I challenge you to try seeking God first in the morning. Take at least 5 minutes in the morning and devote it to God… and I bet you that the other 1,435 minutes that are left in your day will be the BEST minutes of your life!
Wake up in the morning… and put your mind on Him and thank Him for all that He has blessed you with (a roof over your head, good health in your body, your family, the fact that you can lay your head down in peace).
After you show Him gratitude for everything… thank God in advance for the GREAT day that you will have.
Have a GREAT and an AWESOME day, and see you tomorrow!