“O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You…” — Psalm 63:1b NKJV
I grew up with the idea of morning devotions, of quiet moments spent seeking the presence and the peace of God. It’s in these moments without anyone else involved that we find strength to face each morning and the litany of tasks of our day.
“Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?” — Luke 12:24 KJV
Each day comes full of demands: important tasks that cannot be skipped, important needs that should be met, time and logistical constraints, all the responsibilities that we are to care for. I have found that operating in my own strength, it is an impossible task to attend to all things, but I am not supposed to operate on my own strength. It is Christ who is our strength.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” — Philippians 4:13 KJV
Early in the morning is the right time to sit down and consider all the things that are ahead of me and to devote them without reservation to God, asking Him in perfect trust to care for them all, then to listen to the Holy Spirit’s guidance throughout the day for direction in what I should do when, in how I should do it, for the Holy Spirit’s wisdom is perfect, and mine is nothing in compare.
“Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” — Psalms 37:5 KJV