I practice quiet time with God while I am in bed; before my feet hit the floor in the morning. I lie in bed and observe my thoughts. They generally turn to the day that lies ahead. As my mind rushes through my to-do list, my “quiet time” becomes more of a check list of obligations and responsibilities than an actual quiet time.
Last week as I lie there in bed in my early morning fog, I spoke with God and began to reconcile my to-do list with His for the day… and He stopped me. God’s direction was for me to be still and just think about what I needed to do next. Well, what I needed to do next was rise out of bed and begin my yoga/devotional time. Once I finished that step, God directed to me to just simply think about what needed to be done next. And so my morning, extending into my day, went… I only thought about and acted upon what needed to be done NEXT.
God is training me to be present in THIS moment and, instead of taking on the day all at once, before my feet even hit the ground, God simply just wants me to think and do what is next. One step at a time… one foot in front of the other… dependent upon God’s peace and guidance. What’s next?