I love this new drive right in to work. I pass through a pleasant site to see. Makes me ponder on my perspective for 2016. I need that fresh view.
What is your take on life right now?
What is going on for you or around you?
How has this year started for you?
Are you excited about it or do you want it to be over already?
I think the beginning of anything is so important. It sets a strong tone for the rest of its existence. That certainly can be changed or enhanced. With this new year ahead of us, many are strongly seeking the improvement of things. Whether it is in relationships, a new job, working through finances, home, ministry or health–there is always room for improvement.
Morning is the first part or period of the day, extending from dawn, or from midnight, to noon. It is the beginning of day; dawn; the first or early period of anything; or beginning.
Let us have a morning view. Practice makes perfect. Yes, in Christ we can obtain supremacy, integrity and confidence in this walk. Everything doesn’t have to be so dry, chaotic or confusing. Perspective plays an important part–so let’s start from the morning.
They also who dwell in the farthest parts are afraid of Your signs;
You make the outgoings of the morning and evening rejoice.
But to You I have cried out, O Lord,
And in the morning my prayer comes before You.
I rise before the dawning of the morning,
And cry for help; I hope in Your Word.
As we go on about out business, brush ourselves out of bed and scurry along to get started for the day, let’s find a way to put God first in everything. Let us acknowledge the One that gives us breath, life, hope and supplies our every need. That first part determines the next parts that follow. Even if you miss it once, do something that is relevant to Him. Drive in worshiping Him. Put on that teaching CD or podcast. Listen to the audio version of the bible. Start a new motivational book. Get your mind already prepared with a fresh perspective that is filled with a strong spiritual source.
King David sought God as his source all throughout his life. In adolescence, adulthood and in his latter years. No matter if he was tending sheep or leading them, he sought God. It was his lifestyle until the end, leaving a legacy of his covenant with God.
Now these are the last words of David.
Thus says David the son of Jesse;
Thus says the man raised up on high,
The anointed of the God of Jacob,
And the sweet psalmist of Israel:
“The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me,
and His word was on my tongue.
The God of Israel said,
The Rock of Israel spoke to me:
‘He who rules over men must be just,
ruling in the fear of God
And he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises,
A morning without clouds, like the tender grass springing out of the earth,
by clear shining after rain.’
Although my house is not so with God,
Yet He has made with me an everlasting covenant,
ordered in all things and secure.
For this is all my salvation and all my desire;
Will He not make it increase?
2 Samuel 23:1-5 New King James Version
And so we shall see the increase as our day, months and years progress. We start with a little to make it much. We water that seed and God gives the increase indeed. Our focus is on the present and what we form now for the future.
On the 5th day of my new 365 devotions book, “Savor” by Shauna Niequist, I read the following:
“I believe that this way of living, this focus on the present, the daily, the tangible, this concentration not on the news headlines but on the flowers growing in your own garden, the children growing in your own home, this way of living has the potential to open up the heavens, to yield a glittering handful of diamonds where a second ago it was coal.”
My primary focus is on today. My emphasis is on what I can make happen within my sphere. Anything apart from that, where I need to walk and tread the waters it is by faith and reliance on God. And I will do what I must for a better alignment and correct perspective on the things of God.
Morning will be filled with hope, laughter, strength, joy and love. Morning will be filled with an expressed praise and thanksgiving to our King. Morning will be filled with words of life. Words that penetrate, pierce and resonate throughout our beings. That is what keeps us sharp, keen and focused. Ready to take on the day and give our very best. We make the most out of it and seize the opportunity to walk more firmly with God.
Today I have the best morning view and so shall you. Expect all those blessings to rain down on you. It is a day where miracles are possible, victory is obtained and purpose becomes fulfilled.