Our sweet dog, Tess, hopped up in my lap this morning when I was doing my bible study. She just planted her face right in my bible. I think the best days start when I do the same thing.
Rarely do I sleep in these days. I’m up early in the morning well before anyone else in the house is stirring. It’s my own personal quiet time in a household of six. I have really come to cherish that time and when I don’t get it, my day is just not the same. It’s off-kilter. I’m out of sorts. I need His calming influence and words on my heart to set the tone for my day. Even if that means sharing it with my pup. The way she climbed up in my lap to get a little love from me is the same kind of affection I seek of Him. I’m not going to find that hitting snooze or jump-starting my day with the news. I’m going to find that same kind of embrace my seeking and talking to my Father.
Thank you, God, for early morning quiet. Thank you for the coffee that goes hand in hand with it. Thank you for breathing life through the words in my bible that often feel like you wrote them just for me. Thank you for cheetah blankets and Shephard-mix doggies that help make my quiet time with you even more special. Thank you for today. 🙂