Make Time for Morning Scripture Reflection to Start Your Day Right
In the first and second verse of Psalms 121, the author paints a picture in our minds with imagery that accompanies their musings, "I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!"
For many of us, mountains are associated with beauty, peace and strength. Mountains have an enduring solidness to them that is comforting to dwell on.
The Bible reminds us, however, that before the mountains were created or the world existed, that God existed. And it's on His permanence that we can confidently draw our own strength, worth and security.
It's important for believers to begin each day by spending time in the Scriptures, because what is in the forefront of our thoughts is usually what we have been thinking about last or the most. Daily reflection helps to keep His teachings and promises fresh in our minds, so we can call upon them naturally in times of need.
This practice isn't an easy habit to form, but when we make the effort, it can have a powerful impact on the way we live and the joy and peace we experience.
Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. Colossians 3:10 NLT
Aligning ourselves with God's nature gives us clarity and peace, which enables us to deal wisely with difficult circumstances or people that we may encounter throughout the day.
King David testifies to the importance of this truth when we are seeking God's guidance in Psalm 143:8.
Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.
By giving ourselves completely to God's will, we can experience His love for us and see more clearly His presence in our lives.
Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them. John 14:21 NLT
This time of morning reflection becomes especially vital during hardships, when it is easy to struggle with doubt and fear. Jesus assures us that though in this life we will have trouble, we don't have to be afraid, because He has already overcome it (John 16:33).
It is by living this way from the moment we wake until the end of each day that we as believers can deepen our walk with Him and develop a faith that not only gives us strength to persevere and thrive, but to sing as well.
But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress. Psalms 59:16 NLT
Posted on Fri, October 25, 2019
by Shawn Deane