Be Careful Little Eyes

 In Prayer, The Word

This morning I was struck by a friend of mine’s Facebook status. She said something to the affect of needing to avoid reading headlines too early in the morning, because it had the ability to set her on a path of depression that she’d have to fight to break all day long. I found myself nodding in agreement. I’ve long been a believer in the power of morning prayer time, because I, too, have seen just how off-course my day can get when I start it with things other than time with the Lord.

In this age of instant connection, it’s easy to roll over in the morning and allow the first thing my still-adjusting eyes see be my cell phone and all the allure and promise it holds. I can jump right into my email, Facebook, reading Twitter, etc, before I’ve even had a moment to just breath and thank God for the day. The thing is that if we don’t give our day to God first, it’s not that nothing will happen. There is another force that waits to take that place of priority in our lives, and it does not wait for an invitation.

“For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.”

– Galatians 5:17

The Bible talks about a war that takes place between the Spirit and our flesh. Every day it is a battle and we can use those early morning moments to help decide who the winner will be. Today, who will be the victor in the fight for your attention?

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