Quiet Times on Maui – Rebooting My Morning Routine

Why is it that it’s so hard to “Be Still and Know” that God is God?

I wake up very early in the morning everyday. My internal body clock is set at 4:00 AM/ I must have been a rooster in my past life. No, not really because I don’t believe in that. The point is I wake up every early and I have a full 2 hours to myself before my family wakes up.  What I do with that 2 hours is entirely up to me.

This is what I think I should do in order:

Make my Chai Tea – 5 mins
Read my Bible while enjoying my chai tea – 5 mins.
Reflect and Meditate on what I have just read – 15 mins
Prayers – 15 mins.

TOTAL: 40 minutes. That’s 40 minutes of quiet time and re-filling.  A great way to start the day.  It’s 40 minutes, therefore I still have 80 minutes left before my family wakes up.

Next thing I need to do?

Exercise! – 30 minutes  (an hour or more on the weekends). And while exercising, I can still continue my reflection, meditation and prayers ….

Now let’s talk about what I really do during those 2 hours of quite times in the morning.

On second thought, let not talk about it. It’s kind of depressing.  It’s embarrassing to know that I am spending the first 2 hours of my waking time dealing with the “urgent” instead of the “important”.

This post is my attempt to make myself accountable. I starting anew. I am re-booting my life starting with rebooting my morning routine. Starting today, I am doing what I think I should be doing.