By Andrea Merrell
Let all things be done decently and in order.
1 Corinthians 14:40
I am a creature of habit, especially first thing in the morning. After a quick trip to the bathroom, the next item on my list is drinking a small glass of water. Reading an article about water a few years ago alerted me to the benefits.
That little bit of water hydrates my body, takes away those initial hunger pangs, and kick-starts my system for the day ahead. Water, vitamins, eye drops, coffee … that’s my routine, my decently and in order, as the Word says. When I fail to follow my routine, my day gets out of sync.
It’s the same with my quiet time (which comes during the coffee). When my schedule gets interrupted and I fail to spend time with the Lord and do my devotional reading, my day gets off to a rough start, and it feels like I’m going backward.
As they say, first things first. Even when my day is packed and my to-do list overflows, I simply must have those few minutes with God to help me make it through the day. In fact, that’s when I need it the most.
How about you? Do you have an early-morning routine? If you’re having a hard time getting your day off to a good start, maybe it’s time to put first things first.
You won’t be sorry.
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