Who’s in charge today?
The first few thoughts of your day and the first few statements you speak are of vital importance to the rest of your day. They could determine who’s in charge for the rest of your day.
Life is funny like this. The first fruits of your morning can set the pace for your day. For the child of God, I recommend a disciplined mind that chooses what thoughts to think, and a disciplined tongue that is told what to speak. See 2 Timothy 1:7 & James 1:19.
Here’s an early morning devotional exercise for your mind and the strongest member of your body (aka, your tongue).
As soon as you awaken, read and begin to meditate on these:
- For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes… For in it, the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:16-17).
- For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18).
Okay, after you’ve taken two to three minutes to think on these powerful sayings, it’s time to connect your speech. Loud enough for you to hear yourself well, say the following:
Power of God, rule my day! I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! It is the power of God for my salvation as a believer. To those who refuse to believe and are perishing, this message sounds like foolishness. But to me and those who are being saved it is the power of God. We are justified and living by faith. Power of God, rule my day!
Now enter into a time of prayer. “Jesus, thank you for all that your life, death, burial, and resurrection mean to me. Thank you for justifying me and calling into this lifestyle of faith. Be Lord of my life today in new ways and use me anyway you want. Amen.”
Carry on and keep on praying until you’ve prayed through. Now go on and make it a great day.