Mornings have their own special seasons for women.
Depending on whether we are working from home or outside the home, single or married, nursing a newborn or rushing kids off to school; morning activities fluctuate wildly over the years.
But one thing remains true. There is something about the morning that either casts a shadow or shines a light on the rest of our day.
How we approach the morning, more so than how it hits us, affects every other minute in the day.
In the Psalms, David mentions morning prayers and petitions repeatedly, and he specifically calls on God’s love in the morning.
“Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days” (Psalm 90:14).
There is something moving about this cry for love. Isn’t it one of the core desires of all of our hearts?
The love of God nurtured David so completely that he knew he could take on the rest of the day. He just needed another glimpse of God’s love to steady him.
How will we prioritize our thoughts and prayers in the mornings? There are many good options.
Will we seek only to be more productive?
Will we wallow when we wake up feeling less than our best?
Or will we take a long drink from the well of God’s love and get our soul’s needs met by Him first thing?
I am so grateful to have that choice. I pray that I will be satisfied by God more than anything else, and that the result will be an unrelenting gladness that overflows into the rest of my day.