By: Tim Sader
Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.
Last week we learned that the world eats Christians for breakfast because the enemy is looking to devour us. We can resist this by staying on the right path, following the Holy Spirit and putting on the armor of God. The best time to put on that armor is every morning or whatever time our day starts so that we are protected from any evil schemes. When we rise from sleeping that is our time of preparation for the day. We have our coffee, take a shower, eat breakfast and brush our teeth. Just as we take care of what is on the outside of us our spirit needs preparation to. Every morning before we start our day, we need to take the proper time to get our spirit ready for the day. This is not the easiest thing to do I’ll be the first to admit that. I sleep with a C-PAP type machine and have a mask that covers my mouth and nose. When I roll over before I can get up I like to clear my head and make sure nothing is hung up in my throat. It takes about two hours to do all that each morning. Talking while on that machine is tough I can get three to five words in between breaths so praying first thing is a real challenge for me. When I get out of bed I have a set routine so more times than I’d like to admit 11:30 pm rolls around and I haven’t prayed or read my bible yet. I do usually read it when I realize this and I pray every night with my beautiful fiancé but there’s something special about making time for God in the morning. He will be our strength every morning and or salvation when trouble comes. He is gracious to us and if we are longing for Him we will get out of bed and spend time with Him every morning.
In the morning God hears our voice; that is a good time to make our requests to Him and expectantly wait on Him to do it (Psalm 5:3). He will satisfy us in the morning with His love so we may sing for joy and be glad for all of our days (Psalm 90:14). The morning is our clean slate with God at that point when we haven’t yet been stressed or had time be involved with sin is a good place to have face time with Him. It’s because of the Lord’s great love for us that we are not consumed, His compassions never fail. They are new every morning because He is faithful to us (Lamentations 3:22-23). Jesus even knew the importance of spending time with God. Every morning Jesus spent time with the Father; He got up early, left the house and went off alone so He could pray (Mark 1:35). If Jesus had to rise early to be alone with God so He could pray we might want to do the same since He is our example. Early in the morning before everyone else is out of bed is a good time to meet with God if we can discipline ourselves to do so. The Lord told the kings house to administer justice every morning and rescue those who have been robbed or His wrath would be released like burning fire against them (Jeremiah 21:12). The Lord has made a covenant with us and called us in righteousness to be a light to unbelievers; to open blind eyes, free captives from prison and release those who sit in darkness (Isaiah 42:6-7). Every morning we should remember our mission as believers by praying for others and looking for opportunities to help those who are lost and hurting. Whatever time of day we wake up from our sleep is our morning so no one can opt out of it. Every morning before we leave the house we need to give God our attention, read the bible, say our prayers, put on our armor and remember others.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16