Some mornings I wake up acutely aware I am a child of God, eager to meet with Him. Before I even open my eyes, I tune in, surveying the landscape of my consciousness, to study my last dream, or to perceive if a new idea has been dropped into my spirit.
I ask questions of God and consecrate myself and my day anew to Him. The palette of my mind is clear in the mornings, with no brush strokes to obscure the messages the Holy Spirit offers me at the start of each day.
Coffee. Coffee, please.
One morning I can feel so connected, and the next, as though my day has started and this faith walk gets compartmentalized, relegating my interaction with Jesus to the confines of an appointment later in the day.
Awareness of patterns is half the battle. Take inventory!
The truth is, it is only in Christ "we live, and move and have our being". (Acts 17:28 NIV) Apart from Him, we can do nothing. Only connection with Jesus can produce the kind of fruit we want from our day or really even from our lives. (John 15:4-5) My life is not my own; it is not up to me to direct my own steps. (Jeremiah 10:23) And when I try, through omission, I lose ground.
Now more than ever, with each day bringing new chaos, we must commune, connect, pursue, and draw near to our God. Our lives are designed to be an experience of immersion in Him, every moment of every day. As you draw near to Him, He promises to draw near to you! (James 4:8)
Do not wait. Can you feel the urgency of the hour?