My mornings are early these days. I'm out of the house or awake by 7am, and I can only hope that for the most part I look presentable. So, needless to say, I'm not really getting up an extra hour early every day to study my Bible (like I wish I had the self-discipline to do, but let's be real). In between classes, there are mini-breaks that are ideal of opening God's word and getting my daily dose of perspective.
But, I'm a sucker for starting my morning off on the right foot (if not, my day goes down hill. stat). God is just the way to do that. So, have I started waking up extra early? Nope. I've created something that I like to call my car coffee shop.
Don't judge based on the name (details are still being worked out). In a nutshell, I grab my coffee, turn on the radio to the christian station, and spend the 15 minutes of driving to campus praising God. Not thinking about Erika.
A super-duper wise lady in our church challenged me to spend the first five minutes of every day praising God-without mentioning anything about me or my life. Spend the time just relishing in who God is. The car coffee shop is kind of my equivalent to doing that.
Ugh. I must come up with a catchier name. Gosh darn it.