You cannot expect to be victorious, if the day begins only in your own strength. Face the work of every day with the influence of a few thoughtful, quiet moments with your heart and God. Do not meet other people, even those of your own home, until you have first met the great Guest and honored Companion of your life–Jesus Christ.
That first line is what pierces my heart. I cannot expect to be victorious in my own strength. Not even for a day.
So many days I try to face the day on my own. Most of those days I go to bed feeling like a failure, upset with myself or others for getting in the way of my giant list of things that need to be done.
But the days that I start with Jesus? It doesn’t seem to matter how much I do – I go to bed in peace, happily knowing who and Whose I am.
It matters, that quiet time spent with the Lord in the early morning hours. It matters.
Like I mentioned before, I’m not the poster child for consistency here. But as I have realized the absolute necessity of spending time with my God every day, I’ve found some tips and tools that have helped me. And as I’ve put these things into practice, it has been easier for me to make a habit of carving out that morning time.
So join me this week as we are honest with ourselves, laugh at our failures, and make some do-able plans that we can put into place right away. 🙂 Because when it’s all said and done, spending time with Him is the only way we will have gotten to know Him. And knowing Him is really what it’s all about.
Kayse is a wife, mom, and founder of the Anchored Women community. She writes to help women fight busy, find rest, and build a life that’s anchored in Christ. Kayse is also the creator of the S.O.S. Planner, the Anchored Life Kit, and other practical resources that equip women to manage their homes and families in confidence. You can find her writing and her resources at anchored-women.com!