Monday, June 24, 2013

Good Morning!

Yesterday in church we sang a song that has been stuck in my head ever since. But not in the usual "I can't stop singing this" way. The message of  the song is stuck. The first verse goes like this:

"Well, I woke up this morning feeling fine
I woke up with heaven on my mind
I woke up with joy in my soul
cause I knew my Lord had control"

Now, let me tell you the truth of how I woke up this morning. I rolled over at 5:15 am and turned off my alarm clock with little grace. I lay there for just a moment thinking of all the things I have to face today, all the things that need doing. Then I forced myself out of bed and to the couch, where I sat with my laptop and the TV remote for 2 hours writing a review of Falling Skies for In short, I did not wake up feeling fine, thinking of heaven, or thanking God with joy for his presence and control in my life. Here I am, 2 and 1/2 hours into my day and I have not once stopped to speak to the most important person in it. Here is one sustainable change I need to make. I need to take the time and put Him first. Because if I do, I know  beyond doubt that I will (more often than not) wake up with joy in my soul, ready to face whatever the day has promised.

Lord, forgive me for my inattention to you. My human mind and heart are weak, flighty things. Help me to learn to focus myself on you first. To begin each day with a conversation with you instead of the worries of the moment. Take control of this day and guide me through it. Thank you for all the gifts you have given me and for your saving grace that covers me. I love you Father. Amen..



  1. Such a great prayer for the morning! I woke up at 4:30 am today and woke up with little grace myself. Thanks for the reminder. I feel better after reading your prayer. Much more positive than the negative thoughts I had!

    1. I am glad it helped you face your day! I think I need to read it every morning myself!! :)


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