When did you first meet the Lord today? When did you make the vital choice to pause and be still and make sure you connected your heart to His? We know it makes a difference when we move into our day already having started that day with Him. It makes all the difference.

Did you thank Him for this day early this morning?

Did you thank Him that you belong to Him?

Did you thank Him for loving you unconditionally? 

Gratitude is a wonderful way to start every new day. 

Did you invite Him to go with you through this day?

Did you ask for His wisdom and guidance for all that lies before you in the uncertainty of the day ahead?

Did you acknowledge Him as Lord of your life in every aspect of your life?

Did you praise Him for who He is? 

Praise is a wonderful way to start every new day. 

When we miss this early and important connection it becomes much more likely that the places of our heart meant to be filled with the Lord will become like a desert, a dry and thirsty land.

But the good news is, when we longingly thirst for Him, He will fill us up with Himself and we can face each new day walking in the joy and strength of our Lord.

Early is an excerpt from First Breath of Morning.

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