Do you feel happy and energetic when you wake up in the morning?
Do you feel excited when thinking of your new day no matter how big your tasks can be?
If not, this message is for you…
Here are some quick tips how to gain excitement first thing in the morning.
1. Being thankful
As you wake up, start your day with listing 5 things you are thankful for, and then add 5 more, and more… The air we breathe, the water we drink, the laundry we need to do, and the work we go to. As you start your day, remind yourself of all the goodness and blessing you have in your life… and do it first thing in the morning.
2. Worshiping Him
Having a morning prayer is a great way to start your day. You’ll feel empowered and protected when doing so. Many people say that they don’t know how to pray, and that’s why they feel awkward to talk to God. Well, there is no secret to prayer- Just talk to your Father, like your best friend. No need to say what you don’t feel… just be honest and open to Him. He knows already what’s on your mind, so don’t be shy to ask Him for support. He is waiting to hear from you. Just do it!
What’s great about prayer is that you can be completely honest with Him and tell him whatever you want… He will never judge you. Being afraid of rejection and misunderstanding, we might not feel comfortable to open our deepest secrets and deepest thoughts with people around us, but it feels so natural when you do that with God. Prayer itself is a very powerful tool that we have. It’s an actual interaction with God that gives us peace, comfort and hope.
Worship music can be another alternative for you. When you get a chance, turn on the radio or go to youtube.com/pandora and find worship music. There is such a big collection of Christian singers that you might find amazing… just start with Chris Tomlin, Hillsong, Paul Baloche and others and see how it goes.
3. Reflecting on His promises
Listen to God’s promises to you. As you go through your day, meditate on His word. You can highlight your favorite verses in the Bible, write them down in your notebook, take a picture of them on your phone, and go through them… one by one. Know them by heart. If you don’t have a Bible with you, go on-line (http://www.biblegateway.com).
It’s important to get in a habit of reading His word. If you don’t have time to read your Bible, a simple verse will be as powerful and helpful.
Remember, it’s not about religion; it’s about your personal relationship with Him. It’s about feeling His presence and staying equipped and empowered by His love and promises.
As Lisa Terkeurst says “We can’t control the things that happen to us each day, but we can control how we think about them”. We can fix our minds on God, by being on His side and by trusting Him that no matter what can come our way, God has it all.
Whatever works for you, do it. As we consume food and water daily, we need spiritual food as well. Spending time with God will change your life forever. You will feel protected, supported, understood, and loved.
“This is the day that the Lord has made, I’ll rejoice and be glad in it. Thank you Lord for waking me up this morning, I’m so grateful to have another day of my life, where I can be productive. Please give me energy and strength to have a positive today and bring good fruits at the end of it. In Jesus name, Amen.”
“My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
May you feel empowered and equipped. May each day of yours be full of happiness and peace.
Please share with me how you start your day and what helps you stay positive and empowered.