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Starts are important. Ask anyone who runs races or is engaged in swimming competitions. They know that how they handle themselves at the starting block can be the difference between winning and losing. Poor starts immediately put you in catch up mode. You’re behind from the beginning.
While we often think of how we start relationships, jobs and other significant commitments, it’s also important to bring the concept of strong starts to our day. When you start your day the right way, you’re more likely to have a successful, victorious and positive day.
Jesus gave us an example of the right way to start our day. Take a look at this description of what was, most likely, His daily pattern. Mark 1:35 (NIV) “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”
Jesus started His day with God. He began His day by opening His heart to His Heavenly Father. In these early morning times with God, Jesus was strengthened, directed and empowered to do His work.
If Jesus needed this time with His Father, how much more do we? While schedules may not always allow an early morning appointment with God, connecting with Him at the beginning of our day is the way to get a good start.
During these times we’re strengthened, directed and empowered to do God’s work too!