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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

I *enjoy* greeting the Lord first thing each morning. I wonder if he feels likewise! 🙂 When I sit at his feet first thing, opening his Word and talking with him, I experience a very tender “Welcome, Child” into the day. He affirms again for me that He loves me and that his love has no limits. When I allow him to convince me of this yet again each morning, I am reminded that trusting him is the only way to live…what else could I do? What else would I even *want* to do? I lift my soul…the deepest part of who I am to him…he treats it as precious and directs me. Why wouldn’t I want to start my day this way? 🙂 Thank you, Lord.

(For the record, I am convinced that God has placed this desire inside of me…there is nothing about me personally that garners “self discipline” to spend this time with him. He knows that apart from starting my day with him, I would be a moral train wreck…no, worse…Even now, my natural tendencies rise up and fuss against his wonderful authority. I must be intentional throughout the day to take every thought captive!)