Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Worship Wednesday: the importance of morning

Let me hear Your lovingkindness 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

There is something about the morning and getting in tune with God. For me, it is crucial to do so. Typically, I need to do it before I do anything else in the day, though lately I have found it quite difficult to get up that early. Today I just couldn't.

Regardless, the morning is such a special time with the Lord. Scripture reaffirms this principle time and time again-- that his mercies are new every morning, that we are to seek Him in the morning, and so on. It's not that He changes as the day goes on. No, He stays the same- Praise Him! But we change, and not for the better.

If I don't start out seeking Him, the likelihood that I will seek Him later in the day is just not very great. I think it goes back to understanding our own tendency to sin... Though we have been made alive in Christ, we are still in our old bodies which are still sin factories, just ready to produce sin at any opportunity. The only way to keep that from happening? Dying to self first and constantly, and living to Christ alone.

So Lord, let me hear Your lovingkindness this morning. I trust in You. Teach me the way in which to walk. I lift up my soul to You.

That's how I worship today.

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