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Mar 10, 2020 129 0 Connie Beckman
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Wake Up to New Beginnings!

“In the morning, O LORD, you will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.” Psalm 5:3

In his ministry, Jesus was on the move teaching, healing and delivering people. Jesus was not sitting around meditating all day but going about doing the Father’s Will. Jesus is fully human and fully Divine. Being fully human, Jesus, like us, needed to rest and be refreshed. What did he do when he needed to rest?

“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.” Mark 1:35

In the morning just before daylight fully blooms, I love sitting at my kitchen table just looking out the window at the stillness of the morning. There is something about the early dawn that beckons me to enter into a quiet time with God. God is speaking to me all day long but it is really in the quiet of the morning that I can better listen to His voice. His voice comes to me in his Written Word and in the silence of my heart. It is a time to be refreshed and renewed.

Like Jesus we all need to go apart from our to-do-lists and our agenda for the day, and spend a little time with the Master. When we do take this time, our to-do-lists and our agenda for the day seems to run smoother with less frustration.

We are all busy and we might think we have no time to sit and be quiet before Our Lord. No one was ever busier than Jesus. He had a mission and sometimes He changed His direction in order to help someone in need. His ministry flowed from an intense pray time with the Father.

Sometimes I get busy and I do not take time for quiet pray. On those days, I have less peace and I am more impatient with myself and others. Even if it requires that I rise a little bit early to enter into this quiet time, I come away always refreshed and more peaceful. I am better able to handle the challenges of the day.

Dear God, help me to enter into a time of quiet each day with Jesus. Let me hear your voice every morning in the silence of my heart. Refresh me with your word and renew my spirit that I may zealously do everything for your glory. Amen.

Connie Beckman

© resides in Helena Montana with her husband and their four cats and dog. She is an active member of the Cathedral of Saint Helena. She is a member of the Catholic Writer's Guild and a small Catholic Writer's Group in Helena that meets monthly. She is a former editor and feature story writer for a small bi-weekly newspaper. Beckman has been published in a number of Catholic magazines. Her desire as a writer is to encourage Catholic spiritual growth by sharing the truths of the Catholic faith. She shares her joy and love of God at her website www.conniescatholiccorner.com. Originally published in “The Family Digest Magazine.” Reprinted with permission.

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