Let me hear Your loving kindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul. Psalm 143:8 NASB
You may have heard it said; in order to develop your relationship with the Lord, make sure first thing in the morning, you have quiet time alone with the Him. As a young Christian, I too, heard this many times from well meaning Christians. I chalked it up to them being morning people, feeling I could have my quiet time with the Lord any time of the day. What was so special about the morning anyway?
As time went on and I began to grow in my faith, I noticed that if I did not begin my day with God, then He would easily be left out altogether. More times than I want to admit, I never found or made time to be with Him at all. I would feel guilty. I let God down, again. Slowly I began to realize that I was not only letting God down, I was letting myself down too. When I made it a priority to begin my day with Him, I found each day began in peace. But when I did not begin my day with the Lord, peace was much harder to come by.
This morning as I was having my quiet time with the Lord, it came to me that I really do cherish that time of day with my Savior. It truly is “quiet” time. No noise in the house; no television, no music, no voices other than mine and His. It has become precious time that I look forward to each morning. It’s like spiritual exercise for my soul. I feel like I’ve begun my day in the healthiest way possible.
This is not to say that you can not find your own special time with God. Quiet time in the morning sets up my day in a way that works for me. If I start my day with Him, I finish my day with Him, along with many special chats throughout the day. Pray without ceasing, becomes more of a reality, than a daunting request. Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Whether you are a morning person or not, I encourage you to find that very special time just for you and your Heavenly Father to have quiet, uninterrupted time together. I promise you will not be sorry. ☺
Heavenly Father, You know me best. You know my thoughts even before I speak. Thank You for giving me Your time, whether it be in the morning, afternoon, or evening. I love you so. In the matchless name of Jesus, amen.