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Putting First Things First

I think I’m getting old because for the past month or so I’ve been waking up about an hour or so before my alarm…maybe daylight saving threw me off. I’m not sure.

I have to admit, I have enjoyed taking advantage of my quiet, sleepy home in the early morning. I use it as “my time” to connect with God through prayer, meditation, and scripture study. It has helped me start my day off a little better, and I have been a happier and better wife and mother.

I don’t know how or why life is better when you put God first, but it just is. There is this one verse I stumbled upon as a teenager that I think might explain it, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).

I have always understood that to mean that if I put God first, everything else will fall into place and work out. Interestingly, I have found this to be true, and that gives me hope that with God on my side I can do anything. So here’s to putting God first in the early morning hours of the day!

PS: And yes–I have often had to catch a 20 minute nap before my kids get home in the afternoon:) but that is okay.



About the author, Tamara

Tamara K. Anderson is a speaker, author, podcaster, and is a professional in HOPE. She has four children who struggle with autism, ADHD, anxiety, visions issues, and all bring her great joy.

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