I love the morning!
I love my first cup of coffee in the morning.
I love to sit alone and ready my Bible in the morning.
Community coffee, the quiet of the morning and my quiet time.. that’s good stuff!
My mind is clear in the morning. I may go to bed with something on my mind but when I awake, I often feel better about it. A good night’s rest will do that.
On the other hand, I’ve gone to bed with something on my mind and I couldn’t sleep. The next morning I realize that I lost a night’s sleep due to worry.
The Psalmist said, “Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly” (Psalms 5:3).
Do you spend some time with the Lord first thing every morning? I hope you do. There are times when I have a meeting or I have to leave home earlier than normal. On those times, I may have my quiet time the night before and sleep as long as I can the next morning before having to get up. That’s ok… but it’s better if I can have my quiet time in the morning.
I encourage you to spend some time in the morning in prayer.
The Bible says that on one occasion, “very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed” (Mark 1:35).
Think about it this way… think of someone that you really respect. I mean, you love talking with that person. You really respect their counsel. You probably cherish each moment you can spend with that person. You talk with them as often as you can and you find yourself quoting or repeating things they have told you.
Jesus is the most important person in history and every morning… no all day… every day… Jesus wants to talk with us. He is waiting on us. He wants to talk with us.
Spend time with Jesus every morning. As the Psalmist said, “Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly” (Psalms 5:3).
I love the morning!