How you start your day is very important. Various experts recommend waiting an hour and a half before that first cup of coffee, keeping your hand off of your cell phone for as long as possible, and a plethora of other advice in order to make your day run better and smoother. There may be truth to some of their recommendations or their data and understanding may be flawed. It likely depends on the person following the advice. An expert of the Bible, though, has advice on how to start your morning that is true for everyone. David writes in Psalm 143:8 “Let me hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in Thee; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to Thee I lift up my soul.”
After a night of worry and fear, when David used his own memory to recall the faithfulness of God, David wants to hear of God’s lovingkindness from God’s own mouth. God spoke to David through prophets and through the Holy Scriptures. God speaks to you through the Bible as well and in it tells you the ways in which you should walk. Ways that follow the righteousness of God and spurns the ways of the wicked. God speaks these truths to you through His word for only in the very words of God can truth and clarity be found.
Therefore, in the morning, lift your soul to your God. Dedicate your ways to Him and He shall direct your paths. He’ll do all of this for you for He has already done so much for you. Paul tells you in Romans 8:32 “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” God will give you everything you need for life, but don’t limit that to food, clothing, and shelter. God gives you direction, purpose, and meaning for your life. He does this for you because He loved you enough to wash all your sins away with the blood of His only-begotten Son. Assuredly, God’s lovingkindness for you extends to the extreme of saving you and so His lovingkindness includes guiding you with a morning routine in His word as well.
In Christ, Pastor Naumann