There’s nothing more annoying than waking up before the sun, only to have my precious time cut short for one reason or another.
Some mornings it seems as if the seconds are just shorter! My time in the Word is not long enough, planning is squeezed in as kiddos arise from their sleep, and time to exercise eludes me. Usually, mornings like this occur because I didn’t prepare well the night before.
Another morning-time-crusher that can be avoided by a bit of planning ahead is noise. Seems as if I take one-too-many steps on our creaky wood floors my kids come a-running, so the least amount of sound in the mornings the better.
To avoid waking anyone unnecessarily, I need to have the coffeemaker ready to go, Bible study materials gathered, and tennis-shoes placed out the night before. Oh, and socks! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found myself fumbling around the dark trying to find a matching pair of athletic socks. Ugh.
In our book Savoring Living Water, Lara and I suggest having a basket or a drawer designated for your Bible, journal, pens, highlighters, notecards, and anything else you might need to be prepared for your time with God in His Word. It is so helpful to have everything in one place!