In the Morning
Psalm 63:1 – O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.
How many of you are morning people? Probably not a lot. We’re not. I’d like to be; I love waking up early when I absolutely have to – but it’s just so easy especially when there’s no strict schedule to go back to sleep. However, we’ve made it a point that the first thing we do when we wake up is grab the Bible and spend some time reading and praying. We want to get better at not just reading but meditating, and not just praying but seeking. But we have the habit established, and we are developing it further.
There’s something unique and special about the first moments of the day. It tends to set the mood for the day. Try having a horrible morning and a great rest of the day – it’s hard! But if you have a great morning, it helps carry you through the stress from the rest of the day. This is exemplified even more if you spend those first moments with God. If you start your day reading the Word, you’re opening your entire day to the application of it. If you start your day seeking Father God, you draw off of that joy and peace He gives you the rest of the day. Spending time in the evening seeking God is good too, but it’s just so much better and effective in the morning. Also, if you are married, spending this time together in God’s presence helps you to dedicate your relationship to God and what He’s calling you two to do together.
The BOTTOM LINE: Get a habit established of seeking God in the morning – it has a big impact on daily life.