“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.” – Psalm 143:8
Two of the greatest inventions of our time have been the laptop computer and e-mail. The laptop means we no longer have to stay in one place to be productive in our personal & business life. E-mail has allowed us to stay connected to people all around the world with the touch of a button.
A greatest frustration is when either of these does not work. Sometimes e-mail cannot be used because we can’t get a connection. Sometimes we cannot use the laptop because it has not been properly charged and then the charge runs out in the middle of something important. Both of these situations mean we are unable to tap into the resource that allows us to be productive
The morning time with God is much like these situations for me. God pours His Word into my spirit, and I am recharged. This recharging has an important effect on my day. It allows me the greatest opportunity to hear the small voice that directs my steps. If I refuse to “get connected,” I risk following my own ways of fulfilling the duties of my day. It sets forth the opportunity for God to speak into my spirit what He desires for me each day. It allows me to focus on God’s purposes, not mine.
The only way to know someone is to spend time with him or her. The only way to discern the voice of another is to hear that person’s voice. David, the author of this psalm, was a warrior, king, and businessman. He understood this principle of connecting with God in the morning. His morning allowed him to connect with God’s love, renew his trust in Him, and hear His directions for his life. Shouldn’t you and I do the same?