Hi Friends,

In the sermon this past Sunday, I encouraged us to consider making Bible reading and prayer the way to start our day. Obviously, you can read your Bible and pray at any time throughout the day. However, Scripture does seem to place a priority on doing it in the morning to set the tone for the whole day. To support that point, I reference Psalm 94. However, what I meant to say was Psalm 90:14. My tongue got tied, and someone pointed out my mistake to me later. Psalm 94 is about God pouring out judgment on His enemies, so definitely a different theme than what I was referencing!

Psalm 90:14 says, “Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.”

Here are some other Psalms that speak to seeking God in the morning.

O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch. Psalm 5:3
But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.  Psalm 59:16
But I, O Lord, cry to you; in the morning my prayer comes before you. Psalm 88:13
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust Psalm 143:8
Now, if reading in the morning just doesn’t work in your schedule, I certainly don’t think you need to feel guilty about that.  We all have different rhythms and seasons of life. But if possible, seeking God in the morning is a great way to start your day. I love what George Mueller said, “I try to make it my main ambition each morning to start my day by reading Scripture until my soul is happy in the Lord.”

May we all seek to make it our ambition to read Scripture until our souls are happy in Christ.  I love you Christ Church. Lord willing, I’ll see you soon on the Lord’s day!

Grace and peace,
Pastor Jeff