Good Morning Lord!

Who do you desire to see first thing in the morning? Is it Good Morning America or the Today show? Is it Sportscenter or is it the morning paper? In Psalm 63 we see who David longs to see. He begins the psalm like this: “O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory.” There are a couple of things to think about here. First, there is really something significant and often powerful to starting your day by seeking God and His word. We all like to sleep and not everyone is a morning person but spending time with God each morning is, in my opinion, the best way to start the day. Second, David has a “thirst” for God that needs to be satisfied. He has written things like this before: “As a deer pants for the water so my soul longs for you”. Finally, the reason David is so thirsty for God is that there is no “water” in the world in which He lives. This world is not a place that can truly satisfy the thirst of the follower of Jesus. If you’re not thirsty for Him, that’s a sign that something is wrong. I encourage you to address that problem. It’s natural and healthy for a Christian to long and desire to spend time with God, in the morning and the evening. If that’s not you, please ask yourself “why not”? and then listen for God’s answer.


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