Guest Post: Give God My Morning

My pastor slipped by my office a few weeks ago and handed me an article. It was about a pastor who shared his morning routine. All I remember was he said he wakes up at 3am Sunday-Thursday.

That’s when I almost checked out.

He was challenged several years ago about giving God his mornings. Yes. God deserves every area of our life. But I often give excuses rather than make changes to have solid time with my Lord. This pastor spends time in the word, prayer, study, and exercise in the morning. That’s crazy! But I am learning to enjoy the quiet mornings before busy starts. I rarely make time after I get to the office. That’s another blog post.

I have had to make adjustments. I have a 45 minute drive to the office and need to have solid time before I leave. If I want to run, I do it after prayer and Bible study. I want to engage my family in the evenings when I get home.

I have not done this every morning but I am striving to be consistent. I want to be fueled and focused as I start the day.

How do you manage your mornings?

What works best for you?

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Matt Sawyer is the student pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Dothan, AL. ( He loves being a husband and father of two girls. You can read more of Matt’s stuff at We are excited to share his wisdom on The Youth Ministry Blog![/author_info] [/author]

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