Dawn Tolbert

Writer
#366Days

Morning Routine


I read a blog post several years ago about the importance of establishing and maintaining a morning routine. I have no idea who wrote it or how I found it, but I remember the essence of the idea that a good morning plan helps us prepare for and meet our day.

I have, over the past few mornings, begun shaping one of my own. It’s a mixture of quiet time with God, Bible reading, coffee drinking, and conversation with Larry.

As I shape a good start to each day, I am trying to teach my mind to focus on God first. It’s amazing to me how many other things are my first thoughts in the morning: other people, work deadlines, writing needs, or even that thing I meant to add to the grocery list. These aren’t bad things, in and of themselves, but I want to seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness and not get carried away with one thought leading to another and another and another until the day is done.

Psalm 143:8 says, “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”

That is my prayer for each day of this year.

1 Comment

  1. You have definitely inspired me over the past year to start a morning routine. I looked forward to reading your blog every morning knowing you had gotten up early to get it done. My old routine was to get up at the last possible minute in time to run out the door. This week I have been getting up an hour and a half earlier to drink my tea, read, and do yoga. I feel better already! Now if I can just convince the dogs that morning time is not all about them getting more pats!

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