This is tough love advice for me since I am NOT a morning person.
Can I get a cup of Joe, please? Or two? Possibly three?
I share with you these words of William A. Ward:
Imagine a farmer planting seeds before plowing the land. Picture a person waiting to read the recipe after he has cooked a new dish.
Sometimes you and I can be just as foolish in our daily living. We rush into the day without preparing ourselves – without getting in harming with our Source.
As a morning person, I have found that the early hours provide a perfect time to get in tune with the infinite, to “be still” and know, to listen to the still, small voice and get my marching orders.
For me to rush into the day without taking time to pray, to meditate and to listen would be like an athlete who neglects to warm-up before the game. It would be like taking a long journey over unfamiliar areas without first studying the road map.
Some of the best advice I have ever heard came from a great Christian who cautioned,
“Do not have your concert first and tune your instruments afterwards. Begin the day with God – get in good harmony with Him.”