Warm Up With God to Start the Day

Birds Greeting the Sunrise

The picture above shows birds sitting together in the river birch tree in our backyard. This is an everyday sight during winter, as they wait patiently for the sun to come up over the tall pines on the horizon. When the sunshine hits them, they sit still and puff themselves up to expose as much of their body to the warmth as possible. It looks like they want to absorb all they can to warm up after the cold night, and get ready for the day.

Some of the birds stay longer than others, but one by one, they apparently decide they’re ready, and fly down to the feeders or make the flight to the woods to start their day.

It makes me think of our need to warm up and get ready for the day. I’m not referring to temperature, though. I’m writing of our need to start the day by getting close to our Lord and letting Him warm us.

Like the birds, some of us may be able to spend more time doing that than others. I know some who get up early to make sure they have the time before things get busy. Or perhaps some have other activities that they are able to combine with time with God (something that doesn’t interfere with the communication). I’ve heard of others who get through the early morning rush and then grab a cup of coffee and  sit down for Bible Study and prayer.

There are many different ways we can get close to God and prepare for the day. I encourage us all to choose whatever time and method works best for us, and follow the birds example and take a few minutes to bask in His warmth.

Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul. Psalms 143:8 NIV

Do you have a way you get close to God to start the day?

8 thoughts on “Warm Up With God to Start the Day

  1. It happens that I am up early this morning, going through some of your older posts and enjoying them. Very good thoughts here, like letting God warm us with His love. I’m curious though as to what kind of birds those are? I’m going to check my bird book, which tends to be always on the table at this time of year (Mar 30th). 🙂

    • Christine – I’m very glad you were up early and I greatly appreciate your reading my posts and also glad that you’re enjoying them.
      The picture is not very clear (I couldn’t get as close as I wanted), We’re in southeast Georgia – not sure which of the same ones would be up that way. The red one is easy down here – it’s a male cardinal. The others I’m not sure of – we have a lot of sparrows and wrens. My “plan” is to get a bird book like you describe and one day get a camera with a more powerful zoom. One of these days maybe!
      Thank you again and God Bless!

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