“Up to speed. Out the door.
If your day doesn't start until you've gotten up to speed on the latest headlines, then let us introduce you to your new favorite morning fix.
You give us five minutes; we'll give you five things you must know for the day.”
This guarantee from the CNN news service seems too good to be true. But their promise to get us going prompts thousands (millions?) to buy in. They prepare the 5 things, we read the 5 things, and we are armed with readiness to take on the world. Impressive.
But what if, just what if, we tuned in to a different set of Headlines for our favorite morning fix? What if another NEWS SOURCE provided us with Five Things to know for our new day? I believe this must know list would read like this:
1. God has been awake all night.
He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber (Psalm 121:3).
2. His divine resources are available for your day.
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness (2 Peter 1:3).
3. There is a divine agenda in place for your day, which He created before time, began.
For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10).
4. His plans are good.
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).
5. Focus on this day. Don’t worry about tomorrow.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own (Matthew 6:34).
Living With Eternal Intentionality
How would your day start differently if you focused on God’s Five Things instead of the world’s five things?
What would you change (add to, take from, exchange) to make this list more personal to you?