The last couple weeks, I’ve been a little undone. Maybe it’s the season I’m in or maybe it’s just laziness. But instead of reading my Bible first thing in the morning ~ I’ve taken to sitting outside with my coffee and just letting my thoughts unfold with the dawn.
It’s nice to sit and enjoy the morning. And I don’t think there’s a thing wrong with it. But I’ve realized something important. Left to myself, I’m not entirely dependable.
My mind wanders aimlessly.
I think on my list of things to do. The unfinished conversation I had with a friend. Vacation plans. Book ideas. Whether or not that suspicious mole is something I should be suspicious of …
Now, could be I have adult onset ADHD (I have been accused of that), but more than likely it’s just that I need direction. First thing. From something bigger than myself. Instantaneous engagement from the only thing that is a sure bet to get me going in the right direction: God’s Word.
I need it because it’s living, active, and able to cut through all the crud I come up with first thing in the morning. ;)
I want to encourage you to give God and his Word a try first thing. There are lots of ways to do that:
- Go old school and buy yourself The One Year Bible. I found mine at Half Price Books for under 10 bucks.
- If you’d rather, read The One Year Bible online. Add it to your RSS, FB, etc.
- Check out You Version reading plans ~ there are lots of them.
- Listen online ~ easy peasy. Bible Gateway has audio options.
These are just a few. I know there are tons more … if you have something that works for you, please let us know in the comments.
What’s your best ‘bible’ way to start the day?