Don’t you love a good breakfast? It’s been far too long since I’ve enjoyed bacon, eggs + hash browns in the am. My quick and easy go-to is Ezekiel bread toast. Toast topped with a variety of toppings and a good cup o’ joe. But really the most important meal of the day is soul food. I’m not talking grits, greens, and biscuits.
The best way to begin your day is to sit for however long you can and dedicate your day to Him. Ask for divine appointments, and prepare your attitude all before you step out the door.
Yes, we can spend time with Him in the evening but it’s not the same. It’s necessary to begin our day right by meditating on His word. In addition, praying, worshipping, and sitting silent before the many distractions come that consume our day.
Wake up call
Personally, I’ve never been a morning person so this has taken discipline. When I haven’t made time for Him first thing cause I’m running out the door, I notice a world of difference. I have less patience with difficult people and don’t feel spiritually full to pour out.
Without you each morning Lord, I’m off. It’s like my soul didn’t eat breakfast. I’m hungry. Satisfy me.”
Now if spending time with God is not a usual part of your day then the unsatisfied hunger is your norm. Yet that God-shaped void that only He can fill won’t go away, it’s not meant to. For only He can satisfy our souls and help us to love the hard to love. We must be filled with Him in order to pour out.
Just imagine a person that is filled with His presence and reflecting His goodness, before they step out in this lost and hurting world. We would be more sensitive to those who need Jesus, we would have attractive joy and we would be spirit-filled everywhere we go. That’s who we are meant to be. Our purpose is so much greater then building our own kingdoms and checking off our to-do lists. He wants to use us as powerful tools to change our sphere of influence.
You satisfy my soul with the richest foods. My mouth will sing your praise with joyful lips.” –Psalm 63:5-7
“Lord, please forgive me for not making you a priority. Give me a craving for your presence and eyes for the world that needs you. I want to put you first every morning and to be set apart as a reflection of you to every person I encounter. Amen.”