Reading: Psalm 5: 1-8
The psalmist writes, “in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation”. What a beautiful thought this is! The psalmist has found value in beginning the day with God. We are promised that His mercies are new every morning as well. Each day we can come to God, beginning each day with a clean slate, and can invite God to be a part of our day.
It is important to thank God for His blessings of the day before. To consciously thank God for each blessing prepares us to expect them again in the day ahead. It also places us in the proper, humbled place. We must also spend time confessing our sins before God. It is so important to re-establish a right relationship with God each morning. This act also serves to remind us of our dependence on God and of our inability to succeed on our own.
Then we can come to God and lay out requests down before Him. We can look ahead into our day and week and we can invite God into those events and situations that we need guidance and direction on and into those things that bring us fear and worry. Again, we are calling on God to enter into our weakness and to be our strength. We are calling on He who can do all we cannot.
In inviting God into our day and seeking His presence in the day, we begin our day well. We lay the groundwork to experience God throughout the day. In admitting our need each day for Him, we elevate God and place ourselves in our proper place of humble servant. Lord, may all that we are and all that we will be this day depend on You. May we live this day with You as Lord and Savior, guide and friend.