"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul."
My greatest motivation for getting up every morning is entering into an intimate time in the Presence of my Father. I developed this habit just before turning 21. It has become a way of life for me. How I relate to David in the Psalms who led the way.
I know the morning will bring me word of His unfailing love as I open my Bible each morning in prayer. There He dresses me in His promises before I step into my day. It enables me to trust in Him as He reveals to me throughout the day which way I should go. For to Him I do lift up my soul.
There is nothing more important in my life than the time set aside for the Lord every morning, or for you either. It changes the course of our lives one day at a time. It doesn’t mean you will dodge the hardships and struggles of life, but it will change how you respond to them, and you will be loved through them, and never be left alone.
I close out my day by reflecting on His faithfulness which enables me to go to sleep with a grateful, peaceful heart. I relent my anxieties as I meditate on His unfailing love that endures forever. I know deep within me no evil power can trump the love God has for each one of us.
Psalm 42:8 assures us:
"The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; and His songs will be with me in the night. A prayer to the God of my life."
Let us join David in making it a prayer to the God of our lives. This week let everyday begin in His Presence with the Lord before you for guidance and assurance of His love and faithfulness. He will always do His part if we do ours by simply coming to Him seeking not His gifts, but His face.
In His love.
Photos taken on a hike this week lavished in seasonal beauty of His creation! Give Him thanks!