My 2 year old has a morning ritual. When he wakes up in the morning he comes and finds me for a morning cuddle. Whether I’m in the kitchen making school lunches, putting on a load of washing or blissfully still in bed myself, I stop what I am doing, gather him in my arms and we have a cuddle for a few precious minutes.
I don’t rush it, neither does he. We don’t talk or play, I don’t teach or instruct him on some aspect of development. We just snuggle.
What I have noticed, is that regardless of the frame of mind he is in when he appears, he runs off quite happily afterwards.
For me, the quiet time with the God in the morning is the same. A time to be with each other, a time to be with my Father in Heaven. No requests, no questions, no teaching. Just spending time surrounded by His love and comfort. And no matter the frame of mind I am in when I first sit with God, I find afterwards, I am at peace and have my equilibrium for the day.
My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him (Psalm 62:1)
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you (James 4:8)