Each day in South Africa, the gazelles and the lions awake — the gazelles knowing they must outrun the fastest lion to survive, and the lions knowing they must run faster than the slowest gazelles or they will starve to death. It makes no difference if you are a gazelle or a lion. When the sun comes up, you had better be running.
When we awake, whether we go to work or perhaps are a stay-at-home parent, we should all get up ready for the day. Psalm 119:147 says, I rise up early, before the sun is up; I cry out for help and put my hope in your word. We need to get up every morning running to the Lord — even if it is only five minutes we spend with Him. We need to rise and make an appointment with God to: 1) read His word, 2) pray for God’s guidance throughout our day, and 3) get up and acknowledge Him in our lives and believe He will direct our paths (Proverbs 3:6). That’s how as Christians we can wake up running each and every day — getting up spending at least the first five minutes of our day with Him.
It has been said if you are going to have a creative-type meeting at your work, you should have it in the morning. People are fresh and tend to be more creative then. I believe getting up a few minutes early every day to read and pray will cause us to start our day running.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 7:41 AM MDT
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