A Good Morning
A Good Morning
Paul McCullough is one of the staff pastors at the Assembly of God church in Willmar. I wanted everyone to appreciate another pastor who writes a weekly article, and then distributes them at various locations in Willmar!
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love.
“A simple morning prayer from a Psalm of David is shared for our pursual: ‘Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you’. Imagine our restful night and anticipated morning when this is our last thoughts and prayer each night- ‘Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days’- Psalm 90:14. That’s easily considered what a good morning would be like for most of us, if not all of us.
There are two ways to wake up in the morning. One is to say, ‘Good morning, Lord’. The other is to say, ‘Good Lord, morning?!’. Which best describes each of us? Our mornings can set the tone for our day, either to be disciplined or disinclined. David prayed, ‘O God, You are my God; early will I seek you; my soul thirsts for you’- Psalm 63:1-7. Be positive and proactive. Our attitude and anticipation each morning either empowers or diminishes our attempts and accomplishments throughout that day.
Mornings are important. Every morning offers unforeseen opportunities and fresh starts. ‘In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth… And there was evening, and there was morning’- Genesis 1:1-31. That statement very easily could refer to more than some simple chronology. Following and introducing every succeeding act of creation, the same phrase is repeated, ‘and there was evening, and there was morning’, suggesting a satisfaction for accomplishment and preparedness for new tasks. There is a natural rhythm to life. Morning brings a fresh start to what we call life.
‘All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be’- Psalm 139:16-17. God’s fingerprints are all over our days. What then should our attitude be upon waking? The Scriptures suggest this be our attitude, ‘This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it’ – Psalm 118:24. Attitude determines altitude- how high we will rise to in the day that awaits us.
Usually, we find what we are looking for; look then for God to bless our days and rejoice in anticipation accordingly. ‘The steps of the Godly are directed by the Lord. He delights in every detail of their lives’- Psalm 37:23’.”