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Mornings with God
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night.
- Psalm 1:2 (NRSV)
I woke up and immediately started rehearsing my to-do list for the day. Sprinkled throughout my mental list were worries and concerns about my family. The things to do and family cares seemed to assault my whole body, not just my mind. My neck muscles tensed up, and my mind could not focus even on my waking-up routine.
I reached for the Bible and sat up in my bed. Focusing on reading the Bible and The Upper Room daily meditation began to dissolve the stress I felt. I continued with The Upper Room Disciplines devotional and my prayer journal. I finished with prayer.
After spending this time with God, I still had my to-do list, but I had more perspective on it. Tomorrow might yield another to-do list; but if I handle it with God, through prayer and meditation, it will be manageable.
Norma P. Marroquin (Texas)
Thought for the Day
Reaching for God’s word in the morning helps us face the day.
Ever-present God, when the cares of our lives press in on us, quiet our minds enough to focus on you. Amen.
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