Text: Proverbs 8:17, Luke 11
The hardest step to take on something is the first step. Starting anything can be challenging and that includes starting your day. There is not a soul on earth is here without purposes; in fact everything was created for a reason. Time is given to us on earth so we can fulfill this course no wonder the psalmist asked for wisdom to number his days ( Psalm 90:12). It is therefore very important what you do with your days knowing that you will return to give account to God. The way a thing is started goes a long way to determine its outcome. Therefore the way you start your day matters a lot.
Start with gratitude. This is a very unconventional way to start a day but the bible makes us understand that God does not sleep or slumber, he watches over us! “Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep” (Psalm 124:4) While we sleep, he takes cares care of the things we cannot handle on our own like the terror of the night (Psalm 91: 4-5). See we can do nothing without God (John 15:5). Our lives as Christians is lived in partnership with God. He takes care of the things we can’t handle many of which we can’t see and therefore are oblivious of while we handle the very little we can handle. And God is always faithful keeping to his promises every step of the way. We have got to praise him every day. “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah” (Psalm 68:19) When Jesus taught us to pray in Luke 11 one of the first line of prayer after acknowledging God exalts him. There are ways to thank God; most people start their prayer with Thanksgiving but sitting up when you to meditate on how awesome God has been is also great way to thank God.
Start with God. Starting your day with God is completing it from the beginning. The bible says God knows the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10). This is what is popularly called morning devotion. It is unfortunate that most Christians have turned this into a mere routine. We ought to spend our entire day with God but it is important to spend the first few minutes or hours with God uninterrupted. This takes care of the rest of the day; “Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you” (Psalm 37:5 NLT). A lot of Christians can spend hours doing other things but struggle to spend 30 minutes with God. Ask God to help you stay with him, this is really transforming when done consistently, it greases the rest of the day. In your morning time with God you should worship him, following Jesus’ recommendation in Luke. Study God’s word, meditate among others. When we love a person, we automatically make out time for such a one and the other person feels valued. When we love God, we should express it by being apt to fellowship with his especially when it comes to giving him quite a Chunk of our most productive time of the day and putting him irst. It truly please him and he promises to make it awesome.
Start Early. Jesus, our ultimate example started his days early and he started with prayers too; “And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed” (Mark 1:35). God promises you will find him if you come early; “I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me” (Proverbs 8:17). Starting early help you achieve more before the day is far spent. Try sleeping early so you can wake up to start your day right on time.
Others. Plan your day, exercise your mind by meditating, your body by doing some aerobics or working out. Maintain a positive mental attitude, make faith confessions, get to work early and stay happy.