"The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, He will be in the last place the remainder of the day." E.M. Bounds
Ouch. Most mornings the moment I wake, I am offering up prayers for the night of rest and the day to come. BUT, there is always the days that I am rushed and jump up without taking that time. Terry and I spend time in the word each morning at breakfast, and the past three mornings we have been doing it but not as deeply as normal. I can tell the difference. I can feel the difference.
With the new year I have been working on memorizing some of my favorite verses. The catch is my age and lack of brain power to retain it! But with concentration and repetition, it actually works. God is now part of my day all day as I repeat my verses and think about them. I actually begin to apply them to what is happening around me during the day. It is our Father that keeps me in first place, always in his safety and his love.
"He guided them safely, so they were unafraid; but the sea engulfed their enemies." Psalm 78:53