Friday, February 4, 2011

What Is Our Routine

What is our routine in the mornings when we get up? This may seem like a crazy question to ask but let us think about it.

When we first wake up do we think; It's not time to get up yet, is it, I have got to hurry, I have so much to do, I shouldn't have slept so late, or could it possibly be thank you Lord for another day to live for you?

I know we are living in a really fast world today but the one thing we should be thinking about seems to be put on the back burner. Yes, God has given us so much and we are supposed to take care of them but how can we really take care of them in the manner God may want us to if we are putting God last?

Well, if we can't make time to put God first and talk to Him, how are we going to know how He wants us to take care of certain things. Yes, some things just come to us naturally but who do you think gave them to us? It was someone that loved us very much and wanted to make sure we knew things.

If you stop to think about it, it was God that made Adam and Eve coats out of skins to clothe them. Genesis 3:21; "Unto Adam and also to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them". At first Adam and Eve lived in a moral innocence, even though they were naked and they thought nothing about it until they ate from the forbidden tree. After they had sinned they became aware of their nakedness.

God being the Heavenly Father, He cared for His children. After Adam and Eve sinned they were aware of their nakedness and it became connected with sin and the fallen and immoral condition of humankind. God wants us to care for the children He has put in our care.

When we get up in the morning the first thing we should really think of is the Lord. To refresh ourselves we could just lay there for awhile and talk and praise Him with all our being. I will be the first to say, I am very slack at this as I usually jump out of bed and get ready to start the day but without saying a prayer or talking to God let alone praising Him. I do it sometimes but it isn't really part of my routine. I am setting here and I am so ashamed to admit to it but in my heart I know God knows I don't do it and He is the important one. Who are we wanting to please anyway? Is it each other, ourselves, or our God? I oh so want to please God more than anything else.

There are days that I can go and do nothing except talk, pray, and praise the Lord for He is Holy. I just want to feel nothing but His presence. I Samuel 2:2; "There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God".

When you go to a restaurant to eat, do you remember to say blessing over your meal or do you sort of let it slide by since your aren't sure the people around you will like it? When we go out we will always say grace over our food after all it is because of the Lord that we have this food. When Jenifer, author of Sweet Blessings was very small, Debi author of Nuggets From God, and I went out to eat one day. When we had our food it was just natural for grace to be said, we didn't care if someone didn't like, they didn't have to listen. As a man and his wife were leaving he came over to the table and told us he enjoyed seeing and hearing someone saying blessing for their food. It is good not to be ashamed of the Lord. Luke 9:26; "For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when He shall come in His own glory, and in His Father's , and of the holy angels."

Everyone of us should have the Lord on our mind continually. Maybe you are already there but I am working on this and I pray that one day very soon that my mind will be consumed by thoughts of the Lord. This doesn't mean I won't be thinking of other things that have to be taken care of but it does mean the foremost thought will be the Lord in my daily routine. I want to do the will God wants me to so that He will know I am His faithful servant. Matthew 25:21; "His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant..."

Thank you for stopping by and may you know the peace of the Lord. Blessings!


Debi said...

Amazing reminder. I, too, roll out of bed and into the day all too often without so much as a 'Good Morning, Lord.' I am so ashamed. I do usually 'remember' before I get too far, but, He is not normally the first thing on my mind in the morning. I appreciate this reminder. I don't want God to be a part of my morning routine...I want Him to BE my morning routine.

PS...and yes, we STILL pray before our meals when we eat out!

Jenifer said...

I hate to admit it but most mornings when the alarm buzzes, I think, oh no, it's morning already! My first thought should be Praise God for a new day!

Yes, we still pray when we eat out. And many times we've had people sto by our table and say how refreshing it is to see a family pray before a meal.

This was a great post. Made me think! Thank you!