Making better use of our time while enriching our lives sounds a little bit like a self help guru’s pie-in-the-sky sales pitch. In all honesty, it is possible to accomplish both of these goals by making a few small changes to our daily routines.
I love to wake up early before most of the world around me is awake. The early morning is a quiet time when (after a cup of coffee) my mind is working like a well oiled machine. I can get a lot finished in a short period of time.
I realize that most people will not want to wake up as early as I do. We can all, however, plan our lives so we have a routine where we go to bed a little earlier, and get up a little bit earlier.
The extra morning time is time we can use to enrich our lives. How? Reading, for one. I always read books at night before I go to sleep. Reading helps me unwind and relax before I go to sleep. I also enjoy catching up on world news and reading my Bible first thing in the morning.
Books open up new worlds. They let us experience other lives, other periods of history and other places. Books can teach us or entertain us. Often, they do both. I have read so many books that I thought I would have no interest in, yet once I started I was sucked into the story.
The year is winding down. It’s time to think about the new year ahead and making some changes. I encourage you to wake up earlier and enjoy the morning hours. I also urge you to spend more time reading books.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.