Holy Spirit · Order · Serving · Spiritual Discipline

first thing…

The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Genesis 1:2 ESV

This is where my mornings begin…

In the dark… at least most days… up before the sun…

After dressing… the place I enter first is the kitchen…

Most mornings… there is still mess from the night before… or at the very least… a dishwasher to unload…

There was a time… I made coffee and left the mess… wanting to take advantage of as much quiet as possible before others woke…

But these days… the first thing… is cleaning… putting away… restoring order…

I’ve felt a twinge of guilt some mornings… putting worldly work ahead of Him…

This morning as those feelings rose… I got the impression… this was all a new spiritual discipline…

Because my flesh would really rather leave the mess… go sit in my corner with coffee and Bible…

It is the Spirit which presses… to put away… clean up… hand wash those non-dishwasher-safe cups multiplying on the counter…

I noticed it when I picked up the third one to wash… and I heard… Ugh…! come out of my mouth…

So the first thing routine… is not about the flesh… it is about discipline of the spirit…

In the cleaning and ordering… before the time with Him… I humbly serve… let His Spirit bring order… and then go sit with Him…

Oh… how I love the hovering Spirit…!

Bringing order… to my chaos… both inner and outer…

Where is He hovering in your life…?

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