Give God Your Mornings and Evenings

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The Book of Psalms is filled with verses about praying and worshiping in the morning. Psalm 5:3 says, “In the morning, O LORD, hear my voice. In the morning I lay my needs in front of you, and I wait.” Then we read in Psalm 57:7-10: “My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music. Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.”

Intentionally putting God at the beginning of your day demonstrates that your Heavenly Father has priority before anything else. We show that we want worship God in the morning. This practice is biblical and powerful. Jesus modeled this as Scripture tells us that he went out early in the morning while it was still dark to spend time with his Father. If Jesus did that, then we should do that. If King David, a man after God’s own heart, did that, then we should do that.

Similarly, making time for God at the end of the day allows you time to reflect on all the ways that you saw God moving in your life. Worshiping God during your evenings also puts you in a thankful and grateful mindset before heading off to bed; allowing God to step into any fears or anxieties that you may be feeling about the upcoming day.

Reflection/Discussion Question: What has been getting your attention and priority in the mornings and evenings?

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