I used to be pretty grumpy in the morning. Now I’m not (usually). Here’s why.
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This is a video of what He has done in my life through the simple act of giving my first moments to Him. (The video was recorded in 2010…and I still have and wear that hat often. Maybe I need a #HelloFashion Challenge?)
Download the free Maximize Your Mornings ebook here. or learn more about the MYM Challenge here.)
Stand In The Rain
With the HelloMornings Challenge registration in full swing (we currently have over 2,100 registered!) I want to share my HelloMornings story and why I’m so passionate about you meeting with Jesus each day.
I could write a hundred how-to posts about Bible Study, exercise and planning, but not one would have the potential to transform your life like 5 minutes with Jesus.
Because blogs, Bible study books, Christian books, sermons and any other resource you can think of – they are the thunder, they are not the rain. (This is a phrase Ann Voskamp shared at the Allume blog conference last year.)
All of the words I write on this blog and share online are just empty rumblings unless I am pointing you to life giving time with God.
He loves you, He has a powerful purpose for you and He wants to flood every area of your life with hope.
It is never too late, you are never too far gone and you cannot fail one too many times. His grace is endless.
2 Simple Keys to Maximizing Your Mornings
It took me a long time to develop the habit of getting up early. If you’re struggling with it, here are two keys:
1. Take it SLOW. Just get up 5 minutes earlier and pray. Once that’s a habit, add 5 more minutes and read the Bible. Add on from there. They say it takes 21 days to create a habit, so don’t feel rushed.
2. The morning DOES NOT have to be your MAIN Bible reading, prayer, exercise or planning time. You can just do 5 minutes of one or 5 minutes of each and have your main Bible Study, workout or planning times at night or at another time during the day. The morning, though, is a key time to focus our hearts and lives on these important building blocks.
You are amazing. God is amazing-er — times infinity. (It’s my blog, I can make up word if I want to. Shazaam! )
Give Him 5 loaves and fish, or minutes in the morning and He can do miracles with it.
Share Your Story
Do you have a story about how spending consistent time with God has changed your life in big or small ways? Please share it and inspire others! I’d love to share some of your stories in an upcoming post. Click here to share.
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