I will be the first one to admit that I have seen far more sunsets than I have sunrises. As a matter of fact, I think I could easily count the sunrises on my fingers and toes. I guess that's not exactly true because I did catch this sunrise in Whycocomagh every day for several weeks, but I only count it as one. I've seen it in the summer, fall and winter, and it always took my breath away. There have been a few Easter Sunrises as well including on very memorable one in Kenya, and a sunrise on a Greek ferry. When I really start thinking about it, there have been quite a few sunrises. Who knew!
I recently was reminded to take a minute each day for God. Thirty seconds, what a good way to begin the day. Take stock of who Jesus is and what he has in store for you for the day. In her early life Joanie never really took time for God. But once Joanie met Jesus, she would take her Bible, sit by the window with a coffee and get to know him better.
Whisper a prayer for the day. Read a verse. Ask him to reveal himself to you. Watch a sunrise and marvel at his glory. You'll be amazed how it can change your perspective of the day. You start to look at the day as an opportunity to serve your Maker. When you begin your day with Jesus, you are prone to see him during the day too. When you look at each day as a gift, you see his mercy and love in the little things that happen. You see his faithfulness in the day to day. Even in these crazy day to days.
So grab a coffee. Get cozy in a comfy chair. Open your Bible (or Bible app) and discover Jesus. Even if just for a minute.