My Favorite Part of the Day

Today I jumped out of bed, intent on getting a shower and getting dressed and made up before my three year-old son woke up.  These days, he's pretty good at entertaining himself while mommy gets ready for the day (he doesn't really have a choice!), but there's just something about being all showered and fresh when I go in to say "good morning" to him and thus officially start our day.  We're off to the races at that point.

My favorite mornings, though, are the ones like yesterday when I wake up about an hour earlier than Landon and have time to sit in my living room and slowly ease into the day.  This is when I have my quiet time with God.  I've found myself asking Him, "How are You today, God?" and then I giggle at myself when I realize that He's never once seen a bad day!  I'm sure the Lord can handle my humor; in fact, I think He has quite a sense of humor Himself.  

It's in these quiet, unhurried moments alone with my Savior, drinking in His presence and soaking up inspiration from His Word, that my soul is nourished and I receive strength for the day.  I know it's no coincidence that on days when I have a solid quiet time with God that everything else just flows smoother.  I get more accomplished, feel more productive and happier as well.

I'm reminded of the beautiful hymn that says these words:
"Holy, Holy, Holy!
Lord, God Almighty
Early in the the morning
My soul shall rise to Thee."

I believe there's a special blessing when we devote the very first part of our day to the One who made it.  He calls us to "rejoice in the day the Lord has made", but how can we rejoice if we jump out of bed and immediately go from zero to sixty?  

My wish for you, friend, is whether it be in the morning, afternoon, or evening, you get a few unhurried minutes each day to connect with your Savior.  Pour out your heart to Him.  If you're having a rough day, tell Him.  He can handle rough days, much, much better than we can.  Open your Bible and allow God to refresh your spirit as you glean unfiltered truth from His Word.  

What is your favorite part of each day?  I'd love to hear from you in the comments below!
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