A Good Way To Start Your Day
‘ 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
Thursday, June 15, 2023
Waking up could be challenging at times, especially after a previous hectic day or on a rainy cold morning. You set the alarm on your phone. I actually set two. The first is when it would be good to get up, and the second is when I’d jolly well better get up.
You probably crawl out of bed, check out who else is awake, turn to the phone to check your notifications, morning news, and social media posts, shower and hurry out of the house.
It’s not a bad way to start the day, but I’ve found a much better way. I realized that if the first thing I pay attention to is what’s happening in our world, those images and words impact my view of the rest of the day.
But if the Word of God is the first thing I give my heart and mind to, I see everything as under the control of my all-good, all-powerful, and all-loving heavenly Father.
It’s hardly surprising that this start to my day has had a huge impact on my life.
As you wake up, speak the word of God to yourself (Example Psalm 143:8, Lamentations 3: 22-23, Psalm 30:5, Psalm 92:2, etc) — out loud. Repeat the scriptures several times and let it become a great way to start your day:
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, My love will fall and fail, but God’s love never will. for I have placed my trust in you.
The psalmist is very intentional here: trusting God is an act of the will.
“Show me, Father, which way I should go today.” for to you I entrust my life.
And declare, “My life is Yours, Lord, and I trust You with everything.”
A good way to start the day every single day is to declare the Word of God and thank Him for it.
LET US PRAY:
Good morning, Dear Heavenly Father! wherever You’re going, I’m comin’ with You. You are my Lord and my leader, Order my steps according to your will today.
Open my eyes to see, open my ears to hear. Cause your name to be glorified in my life today and always.
In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen