The first fresh hour of every morning should be dedicated to the Lord, whose mercy gladdens it with golden light.
~ Charles Spurgeon ~
Mondays are not only a brand new beginning (week); but, it’s also a brand new day for me. It’s the day I begin anew in all ways.
It’s the day I write for five minutes.
It’s the day I review, research, and brainstorm for the 52Frames‘ theme.
It’s the day I do finances for the week — paying bills and balancing the checkbook.
It’s the day I am the busiest doing the things I wish to do.
Mondays are like the breath of fresh air washing off the stink of the past week. I try to discard all things1 placing the Lord first. Always.
I am consciously renewing myself in the Lord throughout the week; but, Mondays are the day I deliberately put the Lord first in my life for all things. Always.
- Shaking off the past (week), negative thoughts and voices, and etc.
Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”