What is your priority as your day begins? Is it a morning talk show or is it talking to Jesus? Does your mind get filled with things that don't really matter like celebrity news or the latest shootings and robberies in your community? What, in fact, really matters to you and what has become a routine of yours upon waking up each day?
There is nothing wrong with wanting to get a cup of coffee and sit down and watch the news but most of the time it is mostly negative and can create fear and worry. Often times it is easier to flip on "Good Morning America" or another of the daytime news shows, than it is to say hello to Jesus in prayer and by reading His word the Holy Bible.
Is it your desire to change your morning habit? Do you desire more of Jesus in your life? This is a topic I write on a good deal because I feel it is critical for having a good "walk" with the Lord each and every day in order to be prepared for the battles in life that are surely to come. Are you seeking after Jesus or running the other way? This is a question only you can answer.
Psalm 105:4(NIV) says 'Look to the Lord and His strength. Seek His face always.' Jeremiah 29:13(NIV) says 'You will seek me and find me when you seek for me with all your heart.' 1 Chronicles 16:11(NIV) tells us to 'Look to the Lord and His strength and seek His face continually.' Pretty straightforward instructions to follow wouldn't you say? Seek the Lord or in other words, go after Him!!
Being close to Jesus involves more than that traditional church hour. Many are sitting in churches each week and have no desire for Jesus but it has become a habit. Perhaps something they were taught was the "right" thing to do so they go each week. If this describes you maybe now is the time to change that and ask Jesus to come into your heart and be Lord of your life. It might even mean changing denominations. It is however the Lord is speaking to your heart.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus I need you every day and every hour of my life. I know at times I can get sucked into the world's way of acting or thinking so help me Lord to stay on the path you have prepared for me. Guide me Lord. In Jesus' name.Amen.
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