Do you want to make a big change in your life? Start with the small things.
If I start my day by browsing Facebook, Yahoo, and Pinterest or whatever media catches my eyes is not the best way to reach the change I want in my life. If I want my day to reflect my passion for following God it certainly seems that there are better ways to start my day.
Just committing to take at least a few moments each morning to rest in the Lord as I wake up is a tiny change that I can make. This tiny change has the power to change my entire day and possibly my entire life.
If I want God to be first in my life, I must make his first in my day.
I know this to be true because it is a practice I have applied to my life in the past and I certainly saw a difference in my attitude and the way I handle situations that arise. Now, I know myself well enough to say I won't be waking up at the crack of dawn and pouring myself into a few hours of intense bible study. My brain just doesn't function that way in the morning. I will save my intense study for the evenings when I focus better.
In Psalm 90:12 we are urged to learn to number our days so that we may gain a heart of wisdom. This should remind us that we should treat each day as important. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by that when we are faced with such busyness but taking that tiny step of putting God first as we start our day, however that may look for us, is one of the ways we can number our days and make every day count. The little things in life are what add to the big things.
"I am not all that I should be, but i am bringing all my energies to bear on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead. I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God is calling us up to heaven because of what Christ Jesus did for us . " Philippians 3:13-14 TLB
How can you commit to starting your day to the Lord? It may look different for you than for me. Reading a verse each morning, hiding in the bathroom to pray for a few moments, or even playing a song that leads your heart to worship the Lord?