Thursday, May 24

A Mother's Heart...Morning Merices

“Be ready in the morning to...present yourself to Me.”
(Ex. 34:2 TLB)

The first shards of dawn’s light fell abruptly through the slits of the bedroom blinds and rudely awakened me. Before I was ready.

But I got up...quietly. And dressed.

Walking outside into the cool, dawn air, wrapping my fuzzy, blue blankey around me, I watched God make a morning.

As the horizon released the sun, soft wisps of yellow, amber, rose, coral, and tangerine mingled with the delicate blue sky, delighting my eyes.
A gentle brush of wind caressed my cheeks.
The fragrance of a multitude of blossoms gratified my nostrils.
The cooing of turtledoves gently infringed on the silence of the morning.

The blush of light filtered through the leaves of the towering birch trees, pooling on the ground as ethereal stepping stones, as if beckoning me into the Lord’s presence.

While the beauty of creation infused my soul with awe, the sweetness of His presence filled my heart with His peace and comfort and wrapped its warmth around me just like my fuzzy blankey. Then, He whispered a beckoning call, “Come humbly to Me in morning’s light.”

God’s morning mercies are new every day; they arrive with the appearance of sunrise. Each day is a fresh start. No carry-overs from the day before. Whatever we have endured in the dark of night, “The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise.” (Lam. 3:22-23 GNT)

Each morning presents us with an empty vessel to be filled with our words, our thoughts, and our actions. What sets the standard for these is our attitude upon wakening. Each day should start with a positive and grateful attitude, for it will affect how we treat our children, our spouses, our friends, our neighbors, and even strangers.

Mothers need special attention in the morning, a special cup filling. And I don’t mean the caffeinated kind! I mean this kind...

Fill my cup Lord, I lift it up, Lord!
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul;
Bread of heaven, Feed me till I want no more--
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole!

Spending time with the Lord in the morning sets our day on the right course, and we receive our guidance, strength, and comfort to face whatever will come our way for the next 24 hours. David said, “Let me hear of Your unfailing love to me in the morning, for I am trusting You. Show me where to walk, for I have come to You in prayer.” (Ps. 143:8 NLT)

A bright new opportunity arises for each of us with every sunrise. What do we do with it?
Do we greet the Lord before we greet the day? Do we have a negative attitude as soon as our feet hit the floor?

Someone once said, “Blessed is the day whose morning is sanctified!”

Have you ever gotten up in the concluding hours of night just to watch God make a morning? To see the Master Artist paint the sky with His palette of glory? To allow His light to dawn upon your soul? To receive His guidance for the day? To take delight in your Beloved?

Get up early. Go humbly to Him and receive your morning mercies.

~I’m over at The M.O.M. Initiative today. Please stop by.

I’m also hooking up with Beholding Glory...

12 Responses
  1. Z Says:

    This is lovely. I'm so inspired I'm gonna spend some more time with Him right now; worshiping Him and soaking up His presence.

  2. lynnmosher Says:

    Aw, thank you, sweetie! I'm humbled. Bless you!

  3. Jean Wise Says:

    Beautifully written. Your words honor God.

    But I do sort of really like my morning coffee too. LOL

  4. Beautiful description of the absolute best time of the day! I'm with Jean - a cup of coffee only adds to the joy, lol! Thanks for sharing!

  5. lynnmosher Says:

    LOL Yeah, I know, Jean! A cup of coffee would probably make it even better! Thanks so much!

  6. lynnmosher Says:

    Hello, Elaine! So nice to have you visit. Yeah, the coffee does go pretty good, doesn't it? LOL Thanks so much for commenting! Blessings!

  7. Thank you for the beautiful post, Lynn! I love the fresh newness of morning, the opportunity to begin again, and always try to begin each day with praise and adoration of the One who gives each day and all blessings. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Thank you Lynn for encouraging mornings with God, the day's most special time.

    Your description of the morning is a picture full of fragrance and color ... even for those of us who wake up to airplane and traffic noise (I live in Chicago near an expressway and an airport.

    It is a picture true in His presence, no matter where you live.
    I have encouraged and enjoyed this time for many years.

    When I can, however, I escape the sounds of the city and go to the North Woods of Michigan. It is my personal garden of Eden, a gift from God some 25 years ago.


  9. lynnmosher Says:

    Thank you, sweet Connie! I always love hearing from you. Hope you have an enjoyable weekend as well! Blessings!

  10. lynnmosher Says:

    Oh, dear, Barbara, how do you stand that noise? I'm so glad you have a special place to go to get away from it. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting. You've made my heart very happy. Blessings to you!

  11. I arise before sunrise every morning. I have my coffee with my devotions, usually for an hour. Without this time reading an contemplating on His Word, my day is never right.

    Your description of morning creation is beautiful, Lynn. I am fortunate to have the same peace, beauty and serenity.

  12. lynnmosher Says:

    Thank you for your sweet words, Ceci. That is a precious time of the day, isn't it? Bless you!