Jesus said, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."

—Matthew 7:7-8

Did you take time to pray this morning? Did you wake up with Jesus on your heart, mind, and soul? He is waiting every morning for our first thoughts to be on Him; for us to praise Him for who He is, what He has done, and how He works all things to His glory.

From early on, my children observed me spending quiet time with the Lord in the mornings. One day after refereeing my children’s arguments, I hit the point of blast-off. I sent all four of them to different parts of the house in hopes of bringing some level of order back into our home. From one room, Luke, eight years old at the time, asked me a question that penetrated my heart. In fact, it still lingers in the cervices of my mind. He said, "Mama, I need to ask you an important question. Did you have your quiet time with the Lord this morning?"

This question hit home! Before I got out of bed that morning, my wheels were already spinning ninety miles an hour figuring out how to accomplish the tasks for the day. No thought of Jesus entered my heart, soul, or mind. Oh, what we can learn from the mouths of babes!


Seek Him first every morning before your head leaves the pillow. Need a reminder? Ask the Holy Spirit for an inward nudge as a prompt to seek the Lord first thing. Surrender your day to Him. Be on the lookout for how He reveals Himself to you and how He wants to use you for His purposes throughout the day. And remember, others watch you… especially your children and grandchildren!