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 entrust my life. Psalm 143:8 (NIV)
I am in no way a morning person. I like to wake up leisurely and enjoy a few minutes of what I call “luxurious sleep”. You know-those moments when we are half awake and still half asleep … in a dreamlike state.
If you’re actually a morning person you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. But, I do admire your morning energy!
I often tell my husband, who is a very early riser, that he conquers the day before I even get up. But, I am certainly not a lazy person. I get a lot done during my day. I just prefer to ease into it … then I’m good to go!
Although I’m not a morning person, I still want to connect with my Heavenly Father before I start my day. I want my thoughts to focus on His love. I want to put my trust in Him and ask for His guidance.
So, in the morning, I have learned to say the words found in Psalm 143:8, “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 entrust my life.”
The psalmist’s words remind me that I am entrusting my life to a loving God who is in control of every circumstance. I have found it to be true that a good way to begin every day is to read the Word of God … in the morning!