There’s something special about the morning when it comes to you and God. Even if you are not a morning person, taking a few moments to focus upon the Lord at the beginning of the day will help you maximize the opportunities and challenges coming your way.
Sure, you can connect with God anytime, but there is something unique about the morning. I call it the morning window, and I have found that the window closes all too quickly. If I spend too much time browsing the news or social media in the morning, I lose out on those empowering moments that I could have had with God. As the morning progresses, if I haven’t paused in His presence for a moment, the opportunity leaves like a departing train.
David is a great example of a believer who took advantage of the morning window. I don’t know that David jumped out of bed raring to go every day, but here’s a clue that he set aside some time in the mornings to hear from God:
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul. -Psalm 143:8
Like us, David needed to be reassured every day that God loved him, because his life was crazy hard at times. And God faithfully met him in the mornings. When David sat himself down for a few moments of prayer and reflection during his morning window, he received from God the grace and guidance that he needed for another day.
So with that, good morning to you! Enjoy your window.
It’s a new day with God. Run with it.