Morning decisions

I got up this morning.  Yep – just like you, I woke up this morning as I do every morning. As I stumbled out of bed, there was a decision to be made.

Actually, it wasn’t much of a decision because I have the same routine almost every morning.  Normal human relief, make coffee, check email on my phone while coffee is brewing, and open my bible to the place I finished reading yesterday.  I then spend the next 30 minutes or so reading and praying through the scriptures.  Different reading plans over the years but same morning routine.

My decision for what to do this morning was made 30 years ago.  It was a struggle in the early days.  I wanted to be like my Dad whom I saw reading his bible every morning so I started out.  Missed some days.  Missed some weeks.  Maybe even missed some months. But a habit was finally set in place.

Spiritual disciplines are just habits we have chosen to undertake for the purpose of becoming more like Jesus.  Nothing magically.  Nothing really that exciting.  But as our routines are set deeper and deeper in place, the Spirit will be at work.  Daily decisions don’t need to be made.

Space is freed up for our hearts and minds to be touched by the Spirit.

What decision will you make today?

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Chris Hatch

Seeking to love God and neighbor

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