Thursday, April 13, 2017

In The Morning, Look Up

"My voice shalt thou hear
 in the morning,
O Lord;
In the morning
Will I direct my prayer unto thee,
And will look up."
Psalm 5:3

What do you do when you wake up in the morning? Does your mind immediately start going over the list of things to be done? Do you sigh wearily and roll over, sure that you will fail today before your foot ever even touches the floor? Do all the worries and cares of life come rolling in with the opening of your eyes and all you wish is that you could just close them and go back to the one place of complete rest?

Do you ever Look Up 
first thing in the morning?

 I confess, when I open my eyes in the morning, more often than not I have a strong urge to roll over and close them again. It's not just because I was up too late the night before or because my night got interrupted by children. It's because anything I'm worrying about and all the things that need to be done immediately come rolling in and I don't feel like facing it all; I'm sure I'll fail before I ever start! 
What a poor way to start a day.

I want to learn to intentionally 
Look Up
first thing in the morning.
Even if I don't take the time to have a full fledged devotions first thing,
Even if I don't crack open my Bible right after I crack open my eyes,
Even if I don't have time for long, intercessary prayer,
taking the time to intentionally Look Up can make a big difference
 in how I head into the day.

I am not a shining example of this.
But I want to learn.

"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth."
Psalm 121:1-2


Betsy said...

I am a worrier. And those are the things that tend to come into my mind as soon as I wake up. That was my mother's favorite Bible verse and I try to make myself remember it every day.
Blessings, Betsy

Faith said...

Thank you for the reminder! I often think of the last verse you posted. Truly our help comes from above! Have a blessed day!