The screen on my phone lit up, inviting me, “check on me!” I thought, Who is trying to reach me? It might be an emergency. I picked up the phone and thirty minutes later realized I had to go to work. If I would have been able to stay home, it would have been longer. I hurried, frustrated and convicted because I had allowed my phone to steal my time with the Lord. Lord, forgive me. Help me!

I began by turning my phone to silent at night and placing it in another room. Dedicating the first part of each day to the Lord became my priority. The time varied, the intent remained: seeking Him first. Quality before quantity. Not a religious exercise but a desire of the heart. I called this precious time, coffee with Jesus.

Morning distractions are the ones to watch for the most. Do we watch the news or work out? Some days circumstance prevents us from our time of devotion but those are not choices we make. When these happen, we fellowship with Him while attending to them. Let’s pursue His presence, from glory to glory!

Psalm 5:3 “My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.”


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