How Do You Begin Your Day?

How do you start your day?

Thank you for beginning part of your Wednesdays with a Firm foundation Inspiration Minute.

Many years ago in college, I took a couple of classes about writing computer software. There was a phrase that went, "Garbage in, garbage out." The idea was that if your software looked bad and ran poorly, it was because the programming was not good. Computer software will only operate in the way it was programmed.

Let me extend that example to say that God himself has written our program. And it is good. It was good going in, and it is good coming out. We want to complement and not corrupt what God has given.

As you begin your day, always start with a download of the Word, prayer, and presence of God. We want to avoid getting a download of social media, people's rants or news channels! We know there's a lot of garbage in some of that type of media.

Thinking about this a different way, we've all seen floods and raging out-of-control water. We've also seen flowing rivers that nourish its surroundings.

Wrote in Psalm 46, "God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah  4 There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. 5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn."

So, at the beginning of today, and everyday, get into the river who streams shall make you glad.  Get into the river where God is in the midst of it and you shall not be moved. Get into the river with God helps you at the break of dawn––which means, every day.

God bless and be encouraged!

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