Before dawn

Before dawn

Acts 27:33 “Just before dawn Paul urged them all to eat. “For the last fourteen days,” he said, “you have been in constant suspense and have gone without food—you haven’t eaten anything.”

Before anything else happens; the distractions of the day, the demanding voices, the ringing phones, the pinging of texts and the mountaineering of the emails.

Before you have to face life all over again; with the repetitiveness of yesterday, the humdrum of today and the unchanging story of your world.

Before the fear grips like a vice again; preventing you being what you are supposed to be or doing what you once had freedom to do.

Before it all; before the next moment, now, before the dawn, before it all begins again, you need to do that one thing. What is it? Is it to pray? Is it to plan? Is it to make that decision?

Don’t stumble into this day, don’t just let things happen. Take control of it, get there early, don’t press snooze and wake up in the middle of the chaos, demand the attention of the day. Stand up, be counted, state your case, make it happen.


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