Mornings

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UGH! Is it morning already? Do I have to get up (after hitting the snooze button a bazillion times)? Do I have to go to work today? Do I have to get everyone else up and make breakfast? Do I have to adult today? I’m so comfy and cozy in bed. I don’t want to get up. Sound familiar? 

Or maybe, you are one of those people who wake up before your alarm goes off and say, “YAY! It’s morning! Time to rise and shine and start my day!”

I’ve heard it said that when you wake up and decide to have a positive attitude about the day, you will have a good day. Have you tried that? Did it work for you?

I’ve tried that, start the day with a positive attitude, and one thing after another went wrong. What happened? Maybe it’s a matter of perspective. After each thing that went wrong, I still tried to stay positive. If I didn’t have the right attitude, my day could have gone much worse, I guess.

“This is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24, NASB1995) Rejoice and be glad when you wake up in the morning because the Lord has made another day for you.

“The LORD’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new very morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23, NASB1995) The Lord’s unfailing compassion is new every morning. Just as the sun faithfully rises every morning and ushers in a new day, so does His compassions and faithfulness. Something to be thankful for every morning. 

“Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; for I trust in You; teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul.” (Psalm 143:8, NASB1995) This sounds like a good way to start the day. Before you get out of bed, pray this verse. Give your day to God, first thing in the morning. 

Here is one more, of many, to pray in the morning; “In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.” (Psalm 5:3, NASB1995) Start the day with prayer and eagerly watch, or watch with anticipation for what God is going to do. How amazing is that?!

Even though it might be very difficult to get out of bed, especially on a Monday morning, or after a vacation, it is encouraging to know that we don’t have to do it alone. Start the morning with prayer. Let the sunrise remind you of God’s compassion and faithfulness. Allow the sun in the sky remind you that He is with you, guiding you. Commit the day to God and watch with anticipation what He will do…it’s a beautiful thing. 

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