How Do You Start Your Day?

In today’s post, I will be talking about early morning daily devotion. We can’t have strong homes, or great home churches without early morning daily devotions.

Let’s take a look at the prayer custom of Jesus, our role model.

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed. Simon and his companions went to look for Him, and when they found Him, they exclaimed: ‘Everyone is looking for you!’ Jesus replied, ‘Let us go somewhere else to the nearby villages so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.’”
~ Mark 1: 35 – 38

I would like you to pay attention to the first part of the above scripture. This part struck me when I read it – actually, I marked it in my bible. I would like you to also do the same.

The first thing you notice is that Jesus left very early in the morning to pray. The timing of Jesus’ prayer is very significant. Timing is a vital component of a healthy personal devotional life. So, I’d like to ask you, “How do you start your day? What’s the first thing that happens the moment your eyes open in the morning? What do you usually do the moment you wake up from sleep?”

Your answer to the above question is very crucial to developing a strong prayer habit. Jesus spent His waking moments in prayer. What about you?

Memory Verse:
Mark 1:35
“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed.”

Prayer:
Heavenly Father, please help me, like Jesus – my role model, to always spend the first moments of my day in communion with you, in Jesus’ name.
Amen.

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