Is it important to set aside time for prayer or quiet or silence in the morning?
Last week I came across a quote from C. S. Lewis that a blogger entitled “The real problem each morning.” C. S. Lewis wrote,
” … the real problem of the Christian life comes where people do not usually look for it. It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in. And so on, all day.”
Lewis goes on to suggest that initially we can do this but for a moment but as we practice this listening “the new sort of life will be spreading through our system: because now we are letting Him work at the right part of us.”
Lewis’ observations ring true to me and encourage me to keep at the practice of giving some early part of the day (the first part?) to God.
(The blog post can be found at – http://merecslewis.blogspot.com/2011/12/real-problem-each-morning.html )