“Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. Rescue me from my enemies, Lord; I run to you to hide me.” Psalm 143:8
I have read of great Christian men and women of the past who stressed the importance of searching the Lord in the Scriptures and praying first thing in the early morning. While I know this may not be possible for everyone, nor would I want this construed as legalism because this is not my intention, I am in general agreement. The morning hours seem the best for searching fresh input from the Lord, and the Bible seems to affirm this in many places and people.
The Psalmist David spoke of the value of seeking God in the mornings, but more importantly we see Christ modeling this pattern in His life in the gospels. He is the one we are to shadow.
If He is the one I seek first in the day, then I am opening myself to receive the encouragement of His unfailing love first thing in the morning, every morning. Also, I can ask Him to direct the steps of my day and declare as David did at the end of Psalm 143, “I am Your servant.”
Your great gift of grace delivered me from a fate of darkness. You are my friend, but You are also my Savior and Lord. My prayer and desire is to be a servant pleasing to You. Guide me today, Lord, and show me where to walk for I give myself to You. Amen.