First Thing in the Morning

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A Nugget from New Life Network

Scripture for the Day – April 20, 2020

“The…Lord has given me his words of wisdom…that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will. The…Lord has spoken to me, and I…listened. I have not rebelled or turned away” (Isaiah 50:4-5, NLT).

I have learned over the years to pay attention to God when I first wake up every morning. I don’t know exactly what it is about mornings. Maybe it’s because we are fresh. Maybe it’s because it’s a brand new day. Or maybe it’s because our mind has not been all cluttered up with daily chores and distractions. Whatever the reason, God loves to speak to His kids early in the morning. Are you listening?

Here is a wonderful promise from God’s Word:

Isaiah said God woke him up every morning and told him what he was supposed to do that day, and what he was to say to others! This wasn’t a “one of a kind” occurrence: It happened “morning by morning.” Can you imagine how differently your day would go if you took the time to hear from God every morning?

Notice the word “understanding.” God can give you understanding about what you should say and do before you get into a given situation. He said, “I am the Lord…who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go” (Isaiah 48:17, NIV).

Talk about having a plus in life and an edge on the competition! And here’s the best part: Even if you’re not listening, or you’re not in the right place spiritually, or you don’t have much experience in this realm, God will work with you “morning by morning” until you learn to recognize and respond to His voice.

Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be! After all, that’s what good parents do with their children when they want them to grow up, mature, and enjoy life’s best.

Cause me to hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning, for in Thee do I trust. Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk, for I lift up my soul unto Thee. (Psalm 143:8)

 

 

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