Over the years, I have read of many different views concerning a morning routine to start the day. Early, late, cold shower, hot shower, exercise, no exercise, breakfast, no breakfast, and many other combinations of what works for people. However, starting your day right should always begin by connecting with our Heavenly Father and experiencing His Presence!

I came across a poem written to describe the blessing of starting the day with God. When we do so, we experience an awareness of His Presence and have a better perspective of the circumstances of life. While everyone else gets tossed around by waves of cultural change and the enemy’s whims, the believer can stay strong through prayer.

“In the Morning” by Ralph Cushman

I met God in the morning,

When my day was at its best

And His Presence came like sunrise

Like a glory in my breast.

All-day long, the Presence lingered,

All day long, he stayed with me.

And we sailed in perfect calmness

O’er a very troubled sea.

Other ships were blown and battered

Other ships were sore distressed.

But the winds that seemed to drive them

Brought to us a peace and rest.

Then I thought of other mornings,

With a keen remorse of mind,

When I, too, had loosed the moorings

With the Presence left behind.

So I think I know the secret

Learned from many a troubled way.

You must seek God in the morning

If you want Him through the day.[1]

[1] Morgan, R. J. (2000). Nelson’s complete book of stories, illustrations, and quotes (electronic ed., pp. 176–177). Thomas Nelson Publishers.

This Is My Prayer For You!

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all, making my prayer with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:3–6 (ESV)

It begins with Christ!

If you don’t know Christ as your savior, it begins with the first step. Committing your life to serve Him is the greatest decision you will make! Finally, for more information on serving the Lord: CLICK HERE!

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