Pause

Paul writes to the Colossians: “Take off the old human nature with its practices and put on the new nature…”

Pause – to consider what God is inviting you to hear and to see today.

Pause to consider what God is inviting you to “put on.”

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Listen

Fill us full every morning with your faithful love so we can rejoice and celebrate our whole life long.

Psalm 90:14

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Think

Here is the typical morning of a non-morning person (like the person writing this devotion). Dream stops. Alarm sounds. Brain complains. Body feels like it wants to crawl down deep into the covers. Asking for God's help is not the first thing we think about when we wake up. *Note: There are some amazing “morning people” out there. Morning people – we celebrate you. Now, back to the rest of us.

So, what would it be like, as a new habit, a spiritual practice, to start our day with this wonderful, ancient reminder that, even in our morning fog, God is there for us? God is there to greet us. To fill us FULL – FULL of love. FULL of awareness that helps us not just get out of bed – but get into our lives!

Write down the words of this verse – maybe on a sticky note, maybe on an open Bible by your bedside, maybe as a daily notification on your phone. Maybe this is a new way to wake up to the life God has given you!

Gina Yeager-Buckley

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Pray

As I start this day, God, I ask that you fill me with YOUR love. With love that radiates hope. With love that forgives the things I cannot seem to forgive. With love that leads to purpose. Amen.

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Go

Go – to put on love. To practice love. To offer the love that God gives to you to the world around you.

Gina Yeager-Buckley

Gina serves as the Associate for Ministries with Youth for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Gina and her husband, Andrew, live and work in Louisville, Kentucky.

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