Have you ever gotten up in the wee hours to see night slip back into its closet and the sun break out of its dark cocoon…just to watch God make a morning?
As the first shards of dawn’s light fell abruptly through the slits of the bedroom blinds, they so rudely awakened me. Before I was ready to be awake.
But I got up…quietly. And dressed.
Wrapping my fuzzy, blue blankey around my shoulders and walking outside into the cool, dawn air, I watched God make a morning.
A gentle wind brushed against my cheeks as the fragrance of a multitude of blossoms filled the air. The cooing of turtledoves gently infringed on the silence of the morning.
As the horizon released the sun, soft wisps of yellow, rose, and coral, mingled with the delicate blue sky.
The glimmer of the sun’s rays filtered through the leaves of the towering birch trees, as it pooled on the ground like celestial stepping stones, as if beckoning me into the Lord’s presence.
Then, the Lord whispered to my soul, “Come humbly to Me in morning’s light.”
While all this beauty saturated my soul with awe, the sweetness of God’s presence filled my heart with His peace and comfort and wrapped its warmth around me just like my fuzzy blanket.
I began to whisper the words of this song…
Fill my cup Lord, I lift it up, Lord!
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul;
Bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more–
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole!
God’s morning mercies are new every day; they arrive with the appearance of sunrise. Each day is a fresh start. No carry-overs from the day before. Whatever we have endured in the dark of night, “The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise.” (Lam. 3:22-23 GNT)
Each morning presents us with an empty vessel, waiting to be filled with our words, our thoughts, and our actions. What sets the standard for these is our attitude upon awakening.
Each day should start with a positive and grateful heart, for it will affect how we treat our children, our spouses, our friends, our neighbors, our co-workers, and even strangers.
Spending time with the Lord in the morning sets our day on the right course, and we receive His guidance, strength, and comfort to face whatever will come our way for the next 24 hours.
Make David’s words your prayer, “Let me hear of Your unfailing love to me in the morning, for I am trusting You. Show me where to walk, for I have come to You in prayer,” and “My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up.” (Ps. 143:8 NLT, Ps. 5:3 NKJV)
A bright new opportunity arises for each of us with every sunrise. What do we do with it?
Do we greet the Lord before we start our day? Do we have a negative or positive attitude as soon as our feet hit the floor?
Someone once said, “Blessed is the day whose morning is sanctified!”
Have you ever gotten up in the concluding hours of night to see the Master Artist paint the sky with His palette of glory? To allow His light to dawn upon your soul? To receive His guidance for the day? To take delight in your Beloved?
Get up early someday. Go watch God make a morning and receive your morning mercies.
“Be ready in the morning to…present yourself to Me.”
(Ex. 34:2 TLB)
Morning mercy blessings to you…Lynn