“In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus”
My dearest wish is that my children hold fast to these words. It’s what I pray for them. It’s why I discipline them. It’s what I want most in life for them, not to be successful, but to love Jesus more than anything or anyone else.
I am not a morning person. I push snooze on my alarm every single morning. I dread it going off, especially this time of year because it’s still dark when it goes off.
My kids are bright-eyed, happy, and chatty when they wake up in the morning. They are the reason my alarm goes off. My goal is to at least have a little bit of my bible reading done, and at least have the coffee brewing by the time they wake up. A challenge with my early risers.
Another challenge for me is breakfast. I feel nauseated almost every morning, and it gets worse when I eat something. It’s weird, but it’s been part of my life for as long as I can remember. My kids, on the other hand, immediately think of food when they wake up. They are awake = they are hungry
The benefit of this is that I’m not trying to feed them and myself. At lunch and dinner just trying to sit down at the same time is the goal sometimes! At breakfast, they eat and I sit with them and drink my coffee. I have a captive audience! I decided I should use the opportunity.
This morning, I stated reading Psalms to them while they ate breakfast. Why didn’t I think of this earlier?
Psalms is my go-to text when I’m not sure what to read. I figure it’s a good start for my kids too.
All for God’s glory! That my kids would see God, love, and glorify Him all their life.
Soli Deo Gloria!