“Satisfy us in the morning with Your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.”- Psalm 90:14
I am a night owl. Years ago, I learned the value of waking before the household not because I want to but because I am a better mama, wife, and overall person after a cup of coffee and quiet time with the Lord. However, my attitude toward morning was one of endurance.
Enter Adi- my morning pup. She rises with the birds, has no snooze button, and wakens with an infectious excitement for a new day. She practically tumbles down the stairs and dances around the kitchen as she anticipates our morning routine- breakfast followed by a nap on her part next to my chair as I enjoy my morning devotions and ending with a long walk.
Each day Adi invites me to embrace the morning with her. In that challenge, the Lord began revealing in His Word the beautiful treasures that lie within those morning hours- His unfailing love, joy, compassion, strength and direction. Many mornings He paints spectacular sunrises that seem to come with threads of beloved hymns or strands of the Psalms woven into their radiant colors.
As we enter a new year, my prayer for each of you is that you will rise a little earlier to enjoy the blessings that come with morning moments spent with Jesus.
The LORD’S loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
Lord, be gracious to us; we long for You. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in times of distress.
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.Lamentations 3: 22-23, Isaiah 33:2, & Psalm 148:3
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