"I got up early one morningAnd rushed right into the day;I had so much to accomplishThat I didn't have time to pray.Problems just tumbled about me,And heavier came each task;'Why doesn't God help me?' I wondered.He answered, 'You didn't ask.'I wanted to see joy and beautyBut the day toiled on gray and bleakI wondered why God didn't show meHe said, 'But you didn't seek',I tried to come into God's presence;I used all my keys in the lock.God gently and lovingly chided,'My child, you didn't knock.'I woke up early this morning,And paused before entering the day;I had so much to accomplishThat I had to take time to pray."
Dear Lord, help me remember what a difference it makes when I make time
with You a priority in my morning. Awaken me in body and spirit each day
with a desire to meet with You and to hear You speak words of
affirmation, assurance and wisdom over my heart as I prepare to go into
my day. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
- Traci Miles
"Lord, may nothing separate me from You today. Teach me how to choose
only Your way today so each step will lead me closer to You. Help me
walk by the Word and not my feelings. Help me to keep my heart pure and
undivided. Protect me from my own careless thoughts, words, and actions.
And keep me from being distracted by MY wants, MY desires, MY thoughts
on how things should be. Help me to embrace what comes my way as an
opportunity . . . rather than a personal inconvenience."
"And finally, help me to rest in the truth of Psalm 86:13,
"Great is your love toward me." You already see the ways I will fall
short and mess up. But right now, I consciously tuck Your whisper of
absolute love for me into the deepest part of my heart. I recognize Your
love for me is not based on my performance. You love me warts and all.
That's amazing. But what's most amazing is that the Savior of the world
would desire a few minutes with me this morning. Lord, help me to
forever remember what a gift it is to sit with You like this. Amen."
- Lysa Terkeurst
Stop worrying! “Give your entire
attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about
what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with
whatever hard things come up when the time comes." ~Matthew 6:34 (MSG)