The morning’s of our days can mean something different for everybody. For some it may entail chaos, rush, and dread. For others, it may evoke feelings of solidarity, peace, and stillness.
If you’re not a morning person, no worries. I’ve never really been a morning person myself, but over the past few years I have come to covet my early mornings. It allows me to ease into the day without rush and anxiety. To spend time with God, and start my day off on the right foot.
Regardless of what initially comes to mind regarding the mornings of our days, allow me to challenge your thinking a bit. Let me share a recent journal entry of mine:
“I awoke at 7:30 and enjoyed the quietness of laying in bed, snuggled up to my husband wrapping his sturdy arms around me, the blueish glow of the chilly January morning illuminating our second story windows, our loyal chocolate labrador nuzzled into my side. After basking in this simple blessing of comfort, I rose to put on a pot of hazelnut coffee, let the dog outside to let his nose roam, and whip up some fluffy blueberry pancakes. Now sitting beside my pup, cup of coffee within reach, pen in hand, spilling of my many blessings.”
Each morning is a gift from God. A new day, full of new opportunities and possibilities. A chance to right some wrongs. A chance to do the things you wish you’d already done. A chance to say the things you wish you’d said yesterday.
Every day starts with a glimmering of light, the same way in which God pursues us. He beckons us quietly and gradually. Not abruptly like a bright flashlight glaring in our eyes. Let’s be grateful in how God invites us to walk with Him. If we would only be still and watch for Him, He is surely there. The light breaking through our darkness.
“Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.” Psalm 90:14
Dear God, thank you for being my joy in the mornings. For allowing me this time to be with You without distraction. Help me to meet this time in the mornings with gratitude and positivity rather than dread and anxiety. Each day is a gift from You, and I am so grateful for the opportunities You provide me with come each morning. Amen.