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 Pratt serves Christian women as a writer + designer, creating home + life management resources that help those women plan their days around what matters most. She’s created the most unique planner on the market, helped over 400 women create custom home management plans, and works with hundreds of women each month inside her membership, teaching them how to plan their days around what matters most. When she’s not designing printables or writing essays, you’ll find Kayse homeschooling her kids, reading a cheesy novel with a giant cup of tea in hand, or watching an old show from the 90’s with her husband, who is her very best friend.