I make it my goal to pray every morning! This is the most essential part of my day. It is imperative to realize that He is the reason we are able to rise every day and He should most definitely be thanked for it daily!!! This is also a way to ask the Lord for blessings as we go out into a society that challenges us everyday; emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.”(1 Chronicles 16:11)
One way that we serve the Lord is through devotion. It is important to read our Bibles, as this is the way to learn God’s word, will, and wishes for us. I begin my day with prayer and then read and study scripture to enhance my knowledge of God’s word. If you are not familiar with navigating the Bible, you could utilize the popular Bible app. This app has amazing Bible plans to follow; the plans often start with a daily devotion and then lead to scripture related to the devotion for the day. There are hundreds of plan topics to choose from such as addiction, divorce, marriage, prayer, etc.
“It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere.” (Deuteronomy 13:4)
We as women (particularly mothers) tend to put everyone before ourselves! We have to practice self-care on a daily basis and one of the most important elements of self-care is our physical and mental health. We can’t be good for anyone else unless we are good to ourselves first. Take time out to go to your local fitness center or walking trail to kick your day in gear. Many fitness centers have amazing classes and training sessions that begin very early to start your day on the right track. My faves are Zumba and Body Pump (weight lifting)! While we are making sure that our bodies are right, do not forget to strengthen your mental as well. Taking time out to meditate or read an uplifting novel or self-help book before starting your day can set a perfect tone for the rest of your day.
“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” (3 John 1:2)
- Healthy Meal
This goes hand in hand with fitness. There is nothing better than starting your day off with a well-balanced, healthy meal. God gave you one body and it is up to you and only you to cherish it and treat is as the temple he intended it to be. Make sure that you nourish your body with the proper nutrients that it needs!
- Positive Affirmations
Before I part from my children, I make a point to send them off with positive affirmations. I also do this for myself! We often get caught up in thinking about work or school and the challenges that those situation may bring instead of thinking about the blessings that we have due to our jobs or the education that we are receiving. We know that once we step out of our homes that we will be faced with many challenges from many different forces. It is important that we must affirm to ourselves and loved ones that we will be okay despite the situations and challenges that come our way on a daily basis.
“The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.” (Psalm 118:24)
Here is to many blessed mornings Girlfriends, Love Ya!!!!!