Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Psalm 95:6-7
It's been a long time since I've bent low - knees on the carpet and face to the floor.
My short-lived morning routine of submission has long been lost among alarm clocks, sack lunches and school bells. Months have passed since she suggested we try it. (Could it have already been a year?) She said something like, "This one act - this spiritual discipline of old - it will change you. It will change your everything. Just try it."
The challenge was this: Each morning after your peel yourself from the warm embrace of your sleeping place, hit your knees. Bow down, head to the floor, and confess your love to the Father. Submit your day and ask for His leading.
It's an act of the will to start the day low.
A humble beginning to focus the heart.
The kind of morning that honors and glorifies before anything else ...
So I'm saying out loud that I will commit again, and I challenge you to join me. We'll call it our Face to the Floor Challenge. And each morning as we rise, we'll hit our knees and thank our Father. We'll confess our need and yield our day. Then back up again, we'll embrace the day and see what He might do.
All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." 1 Peter 5:5
Today's challenge: Commit with me to do this for 30 days - will you? God will honor this early morning routine of humility!