Start Your Day With God
Why? Because Jesus did and if even the Son of God did that how much more do we need do to that? If you do not start your day with God, when will you start with Him? Noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m or later?
Mark 1:35: And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
Psalms 113:3: From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD*S name is to be praised.
While we are not capable of giving Him all the praise He deserves, the more we give Him, the better.
Isaiah 59:19: So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
There is no time of the day when we do not need His protection.
Jeremiah 10:23: O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
Psalms 37:23: The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
We need His guidance every day, all day and in every step.
2 Corinthians 10:5: Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Do we start thinking when we wake up in the morning or do we wait until noon to do that? How can we bring every thought into the obedience of Christ if we haven*t done that with our first thoughts of the day?
Matthew 6:33: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God means in order of importance all day long. When we wake up it is the first opportunity to do that. Don*t waste that opportunity or any of them. It is unwise to waste any opportunity to seek the Kingdom of God. If He is not in charge of our schedule He is not in charge of anything. Seeking Him first can be quite simple and need not take much time. Pray to Him, meditate on Him or read His Word for a few moments. Starting our day with Him makes us far more efficient. Martin Luther said that I have so much to do for God today that I will need to pray for at least four hours.
James 1:5: If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Is there any time of any day when we can afford to do without God*s wisdom?
Psalms 37:4: Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Isaiah 58:14: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
Do you know of a better time to start delighting in the Lord than first thing in the morning?