No matter how many times I read the story of Noah’s Ark, I always breath a sigh of relief when I get to the part where the water starts receding. Genesis, chapters 8 and 9. The day starts, only me awake. My morning quiet time is intended to be mellow and reflective; a fresh start to the new day. I choose to settle my mind on the promise of the rainbow.
I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. 14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: 15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. Genesis 9:13-15
I have been reading the One Year Bible for many years now and generally do my reading and prayer time in the morning. This is the first break of the day. My days seem to work out better when I start slowly, and when I fill my mind with God’s Word.
Homemade Black-Cherry Jelly on English Muffins
As the day progresses into late morning my mind fills with thoughts of big accomplishments. I turn on the espresso machine, maybe toast some English muffins, and turn up the radio so I can hear it, sitting in the other room.
Hopefully by late afternoon, I’ve cleaned a room, ironed some laundry, and prepared some food for a meal or two. Time to sit and savour a bite.
The night time begs for quiet once again. I like to sit and work on small projects, probably in front of the television, or the quiet of my office. It isn’t too long before my eyelids get heavy and I am ready to crawl into bed. Tomorrow is another day.
I hope your day is full and accomplished, but not too full. Break up your business and just sit for a minute or two. How do you break up your day?