“O Lord in the Morning”
If I could rise like the new day in quiet and stillness with joyful anticipation of God’s power holding what lay ahead, I would sing, “‘Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King and My God, For unto Thee will I pray. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord, in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up.'” (Psalm 5:1-3)
But unlike my earthly father who awakened early, I roll over and enjoy a few more hours of sleep. By then the morning sun warms the dirt and the noise of cars disrupt the once-quiet air. I have missed so much.
The day begins in a rush with a promise to talk to my Savior later. I scramble to my feet mentally checking off the morning list. All sense of peace lost in the anxiousness of what the day holds.
I turn around and the afternoon sun drums a rhythm that says “Not much time left in this day. Hurry, hurry.” My pace quickens. Almost frantic, I calculate how much can be accomplished from the borrowed time of evening lights.
At last, I slip under the covers that cuddled me in the morning and whisper to my Savior, “Thank you for this day and all that was accomplished. I’ll try to meet You in the morning.”
Oh, to lift my voice in the still morning. To look up and hear Him whisper back. To sing of His love and know He holds the day ahead. My Rock, my Fortress, my Refuge. Here we will meet, and in the still, I will know that You are God.
Linking with My Daily Walk in His Grace
Lovely Janis! How often I do not make useful time in the mornings to spend (quality!) time with God. Too many anxious thoughts of what lies ahead can certainly get in the way. It certainly affects my day when I don’t start my morning out with prayer and worship time.
Blessings for a joyful day filled with His amazing grace my fiend!
Hi Janis, this is a challenge and a goal for me too, to spend my early mornings with the Lord. And when I do, what a difference to the day. Great post
Janis, I tend to be one that gets up early but still I find that I can easily get swept away into other activities and have missed savoring the early morning moments with my Savior.
Hi Janis! That is the eternal conundrum for me too. I love my bed. I’ll plan to get up in the morning with time to spare for some quiet time, and then laze around in bed after the alarm goes off. Shoot! And I’m up and running and behind already. I can so relate…
Lord, give me the strength to respond to your grace, and get my sorry self out of bed!
Hugs my friend!
There surely is something so special about meeting with Jesus early in the morning. Of course, we can meet with Him throughout the day, but I love the mornings most of all.