Sunday, January 24, 2010

Morning Devotionals

This week I have been reminded once again that our day goes much more smoothly when we start it off with a morning devotional. I know this is true for my personal devotions--if I spend some time studying my scriptures in the morning, the rest of the day just seems to flow better. I have discovered the same is true for the children.
Last year, I established the habit of having a morning devotional time together either during or immediately after breakfast. I can't say we did it every day, but often enough that the children have come to expect it. I notice now that on days when devotional gets neglected or put off things fall apart pretty quickly--and if I sit down and hold a devotional time with the children the spirit in our home immediately becomes calmer and we are all able to focus better. I think I've learned the lesson--I just have to remember to apply it!


becca said...

This is a lesson I have learned, too, but have yet to apply consistently. This reminded me to re-focus on reading scriptures in the morning rather than as I'm falling asleep at night.

Maile said...

I was reminded of this lesson this week, as well. Our schedule was completely off yesterday (my fault), and I was paying for it by lunchtime with kids who weren't at their best. That experience strengthened my resolve to start our days out right, and today was a MUCH better day as a result. I'm still trying to figure out how to fit my personal scripture study in in the morning.