How hard would it be to start everyday on our knees?

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2009 was a year of great challenges (photo: former FB fan page info section)

It’s been just over three years since I began the process of starting each day on my knees. How long has it been for you?

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. I’ll be the first to respond.

    I cannot remember the last day that did not involve prayer. However, I cannot recall the last day that started with prayer. I have had many prayers answered.

    God, please forgive me for not putting You first every day.

  2. David,

    When life is All About The Customer and we acknowledge and recognize the Divine present in each of us, then we cannot avoid a pray-filled and purpose-filled day start to finish. Every action in the name of Jesus, even typing this comment, is a prayer. As I reach out via the worldwide web to reassure you that God sees the goodness in all that you do; everyday and everyway.

  3. Thank you, my dear friend and fellow servant Patty. It’s the physical act of rmdropping to my knees taking on a position of humility as bowing before a king that I do not do. I believe there is enormous power in viewing my approach to God in this manner. I just don’t follow through because I’m too tired or I’ve got other things to do.

    I need to put Him first and everything else will fall into place.

  4. David, waited (on purpose) until this morning to reply, to have more time to think (and pray) about how to respond.

    Love your humility and honesty in sharing what you shared. Bravo.

    The physical act on “falling to our knees” is as much real as it is symbolic. When we say the pledge of allegiance, we can speak the words without our hand over our heart, but we do it anyway.

    Disney reminds me to never underestimate the power of doing things on purpose (by design). Using this strategy shapes habits, and habits shape a whole bunch of other things. Good things if we try. Not so good if we “just let things happen by default”.

  5. Patty, what an amazing thing to read…. Even as you type the words of your comment you are offering up prayer. Prayer is anything at anytime. From the formal act of being on our knees in a house of worship for an hour to sitting at a red light with our hands on the steering wheel for 30 seconds.

  6. David, being too tired and having others things to do is exactly the reason I forced myself to start three year ago, and why I force myself to continue.

    Eventually, the habit will become something so strong, you can not imagine beginning any other way.

  7. PS. Thank you both for being part of this community.

    PSS. For those that follow and don’t comment, please know I feel the same about you as well.

    Life is full of choices. It is up to each of us to make our own, no matter what others say or think…always being mindful that what we do, or don’t do, tells a story.

    This is one of life’s greatest gifts, the ability to tell a story, revise, and retell. To continuously hone our beliefs and actions in a way that leaves us feeling peace and contentment.

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