Quiet mornings refresh my soul. I intentionally wake up early because I need some slow time. When I wake up at the last possible moment and start rushing through the morning my whole day feels rushed. But a quiet, slow morning gives me time to reflect on God’s Word, pray over my calendar for the day, enjoy a cup of coffee, and prepare for the day.
When I wake up early to run I’m caring for my body, but on non-run days I focus on soul care. It’s important that we find time to tend to our hearts. Otherwise, like the garden beds we inherited, our hearts will be over taken with things that we don’t want there.
I’m writing this on Monday, my prayer for all of us this week is that we would find a time and rhythm to build soul care into our lives.
Here are some ideas
- Turn the radio off as you drive to work and spend some time praying (please keep your eyes open)
- Listen to the Bible (you can use bible.com’s audio Bible for free)
- Spend some time outside during your lunch break listening to birds sing and reflect on how all of creation sings God’s praises.
It is never too late to start a good habit. Good habits are hard to build and maintain but they pay off in the long run.