“The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1
There is something special about the beginning of the day. No doubt, many take a long time to wake up in the morning. They may be like a big 747 that requires a long runway. But early mornings provide a unique opportunity to encounter God.
Simply observing the rising of the sun can give one a new sense of possibility, a clean slate. God reveals himself as the birds begin to sing and the wind blows through the trees. Without the distractions of the busy-ness of daily life, one can be more focused and available to God.
Our daily quiet times are holy. We need times of meditation and prayer apart from the demands of our world, constantly clamoring for our attention. We need to rest in his presence, allowing for Him to minister to us. And when we do make that time, we find Him lifting us out of the depths of despair, refreshing our perspective, and leading us on the path to wisdom and understanding, to peace and renewed strength.
God comes and nourishes our souls when we draw near to him. We become aligned with is word and his ways. The words of the psalmist soon become our words, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” (Ps. 19:14)
Lord God, thank you for making yourself known to me through your creation and nourishing my soul. May this day be a day that I reflect your glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Full Reading: Psalm 19
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