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Start Your Day with God!

Posted by admin July - 25 - 2012 - Wednesday

OK guys… for those of you who are in the coaching profession— it’s about THAT time! Most of us are going to be starting pre-season practice in the next couple of weeks. We think we’re going to get real busy! I just want this entry to be a gentle reminder that:
We may think that everything rests on our shoulders, but it doesn’t! It’s God’s world, not ours. At the beginning of each day God reminds us that He has His way; that He controls outcomes and that He cares about every detail of our lives.

I’m in the middle of a new book which I am finding fascinating and challenging. It’s by Mark Batterson and it’s title is: The Circle Maker. His mantra is: “Dream Big. Pray Hard. Think Long.” Right at the beginning of the book, Batterson makes this statement… “It is absolutely imperative at the outset that you come to terms with this simple yet life-changing truth: God is FOR you.”

The way we get up in the morning sets the tone for our entire day, so try this: first thing tomorrow, get alone with God for just a few minutes. Don’t try to make it last for an hour, just start with 5 minutes alone with Him. Review your plans for the day with Him. If you have a calendar, look over it with Jesus. As you’re going through it you’ll have some concerns. Tell the Lord about them. Maybe you have a meeting or a particular problem looking you in the face tomorrow that has you worried. Ask Him for wisdom. If He doesn’t give you an immediate answer, realize something verrrrrry important: it’s because He wants you to trust Him! God has something better in mind for you… something that you haven’t even thought of yet.

So often we start our day anxious, fearful or rushed. But we don’t have to. We’re going to start our day anyway; why not start it with Jesus? Do you have any better offers? We’re going to have a “first thought” anyway, so why not let it belong to God? In His presence we find peace, not anxiety. What a great place to start our day. You can do this. You really can. You can start your day with God.

There’s a Bible verse that I want to challenge you to memorize. It is fitting for this lesson. It’s Psalm 90, verse 14: “(God) satisfy us in the morning with Your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.”

Start tomorrow with God! OK??

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