I am a true creature of habit. It’s one of the greatest ways to organize my day and roll it out with fewer distractions and less to think about. Just follow the ingrained recipe and voilà, mission accomplished, almost in cruise control.
About a year ago, I was scrolling through the Beth Moore collection of teachings on video when I came across a most impressionable practice that she was describing to her audience. And it has stuck with me since.
It goes something like this: As you rise out of bed, before your feet hit the floor, give thanks to the Lord for giving you today. Using all physical motions to interact with the thoughts of the mind, it’s much like the infamous “Head, shoulders, knees and toes” rhyme that you would sing with your preschool children.
Placing my hands upon my head I say, “Lord, I give you my mind and the thoughts I choose to. keep.” Placing my hands upon my eyes I say, “Lord, I give you my eyes — help me to see what You want me to see today.” Placing my hands upon my ears I say, “Lord, I give you my ears — help me to hear Your Voice throughout the day.” Placing my hands upon my heart I say, “Lord, I give you my heart — fill it with Your love that I might pour it out.” Holding out my hands palms up I say, “Lord, I give you these hands, place the work You want done in them.” Lifting up my feet I say, “Lord I give you these feet, please take me where You want me to go.”
Now, this is my personal version of the Beth Moore lesson, but I have made it mine and refer to it as my daily rededication of the temple.
All my members — from head to toe — are rededicated in service to the Lord. And just as we members, of the Body of Christ, need to remind ourselves of the refresh every morning, it’s a humble gesture at the very least.
It is because of the Lord’s lovingkindnesses that we are not consumed,
Because His [tender] compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great and beyond measure is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 Amplified
So, whether you choose to join me in my little moment as we rise every morning, or if you have another way to start your day mindful of the gift of the present, I encourage you to do something that will leave you with a lasting remembrance of Whom you are loved and cherished.
I love you to Heaven and Back, Girlfriend ~~
LindaRJohnson, TitusTwo Visionary