I have never been one who was fond of waking up early. Nope, I never had the desire to be a morning person. At all. If you had told me that one day I would enjoy mornings, I probably would’ve laughed. Well, here I am – enjoying mornings.
It wasn’t really my choice to become a morning person and for the longest time I denied that I was one. The whole waking up at 5:45 to be in work for 7:30 wasn’t exactly my ideal way to start any day. It was hard to get into the routine of “real life” and to break out of my sleeping-in habit, but God gave me the strength to do so.
Today I am joining in on the Grateful Heart linkup, created by Ember Grey.
Why I am grateful for mornings:
1. A Fresh Start: Each day is a fresh start; a new beginning. We have the opportunity to start anew! This means we can start a new journey, find a new passion, listen to a new song, or even set new goals. How refreshing!
2. New Mercies: The Lord’s mercies are new each day. Sometimes we get caught up in our past mistakes from the days or weeks before, but in Christ, we are made new each day. How amazing is that? God’s mercy never ends. Let’s cling to that promise today and everyday!
“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” – Lamentations 3:22-23
3. Time to Myself: Mornings are usually my only times to be alone. Alone time is good and something we should never neglect. If we want to be pouring out into others, we must first be investing into our hearts and passions. – That’s something I always need to be reminding myself. I love being able to just plan my day, pray, and listen to music to get me focused.
4. The Best Coffee: The best coffee is in the morning. Whether I’m brewing from a drip coffee maker or a french press, having coffee when the sun is rising is the most proper way to fuel up for the day ahead. I swear, it’s tastes better too. Do you agree?
I encourage you all to wake up earlier that you usually do and find joy in it. Who knows, you may find yourself slowly wanting to be a morning person who longs for the mornings.
“Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” -Psalm 143:8