I usually start Sunday mornings pretty early. There is a lot to do and it’s very important that I have something more than a sermon outline. I need to make sure the outline is an actual message from God and His will for His people. The responsibility is pretty intense, but I love it.
In the past few weeks I have been beginning my days earlier than normal. My habits have changed. I have been getting up early for several years. I used to be one of those guys that would sleep until noon. Partly because of my work schedule, partly because I didn’t appreciate the value of time.
My new habit is a habit of omission. At the challenge of Eric Samuel Timm I have started beginning my day solely focused in The Bible. I used to get up, check email, scroll through the time the Facebook newsfeed, see what was trending on Twitter…on and on. I have omitted those things from being the first things I expose myself to. Instead I have adopted that challenge of going straight to the Word, before even checking my phone for messages, as the beginning of my day.
The benefits? I have began to realize that spending this time in prayer, meditating on aspects of God’s Word and enjoying the stillness has made me more sensitive to seeing Him and recognizing the Holy Spirit’s leading through the day.
If you are interested in the benefits of beginning your day this way, I would encourage you to purchase Eric Samuel Timm’s book Static Jedi. It’s not “THE ANSWER” you’ve been waiting for, but it is a challenge and recommendations to connect with The Answer we are all longing for.
I look forward to worshiping with my church family this morning. I am asking God allow me to be sensitive to following Him into worshiping in spirit and truth and asking that He will use me to lead others there also.
Happy Sunday to you.