By Tami Heim
Early in the morning the reception between here and heaven feels wide open and remarkably clear. Before you rush into the busyness of another day, make certain your meeting with Him is the one you don’t miss.
Divinely programmed in the routine sequence of time, morning arrives every day. Whether you consider yourself a morning person or not – sunrise signals something new, a fresh start, movement forward, and the reality you are one day closer to home. You sense God has a fondness for the morning. He deliberately ordered it before evening, filled it with light, wrapped it in promises, and even revealed His resurrected Son in it.
So go ahead, meet Him…
Allow Him to lovingly prepare you for the day He has made. His Word promises that as your praise and prayer ascend, His holy instruction will be revealed. He will empower, enable, and equip you for everything He has planned.
Show up and He promises you will be…
Satisfied. And I—in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness. Psalm 17:15
Loved. Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14
Encouraged. It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night. Psalm 92:1-2
Focused. My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing and make music with all my soul. Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. Psalm 108: 1-3
Heard. In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3
Helped. But I cry to you for help, O Lord; in the morning my prayer comes before you. Psalm 88:13
Comforted. O Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress. Isaiah 33:2
Renewed. Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” Lamentation 3:22-24
Directed. 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. Psalm 143:8
Instructed. The sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. Isaiah 50:4
Remember – May is Internet Evangelism Month. As you seek God this day, ask Him to show you specifically how you can make a difference online for His glory. If you’re here today, then be assured there’s an assignment waiting for you. We’re praying you will hear, receive, and step boldly into God’s divine plan…for such a times as this.
Do you find it makes a difference in your day if you meet with Him first thing in the morning? How so?
Meeting reminder: Morning praise & prayer – instructions for the day to follow. Listen up & take good notes. #LiveSticky