The first light of day is marvelous. As the sun breaks over the horizon, the world awakens with light and sound. I love mornings. They’re a wonderful special time. I love watching the morning light break – the promise of a new day.
Beginning Each Day with God
I am reminded each morning to give God thanks for a new day. Such a wonderful gift laying fully before us. I endeavor to spend the first few moments of that Day with Him.
Reading God’s word that He has given to us allows us to dedicate time to grow closer to God. Reading God’s word gives us a glimpse as the light breaking through the darkness of night in the morning – a glimpse of the love and glory of God.
My new reading habits for this year is to read through seven chapters of a book every day for a month and three chapters from the Old Testament. I want to know more of what is in His word for me. To do this, I need to dig deeper. Reading the same chapters each day enable us to become familiar with the text. As we read the same words over and over on a daily basis certain words, phrases and principles come to light.
The Word of God begins to abide in us.
As I grow older and the longer I know God, the more I want to know Him. I want to draw closer and walk closer with Him. There is a beautiful fellowship, personal fellowship, to be shared first thing in the morning by reading His word and taking time to talk with Him through prayer.
Each of us has the same opportunity to begin our day. Whether you decide to read as I am or only have time for a few less chapters – make this your dedication in the morning – to spend time with Him and to draw closer to Him and to allow what you read in the word to feed your heart and mind. So, you too can grow closer to understand just how wonderful, beautiful and rich a close fellowship with God can be.
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us; That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” I John 1:1-3
“In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.” Mark 1:35
“I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you— so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. “ I Corinthians 1:4-9