How do you start your day? For most of us it is structured and fast paced. This is a good devotion to start our week. If nothing else it gives us something to think about.
A quiet hour spent alone with God at the beginning of the day
(Thoughts for the Quiet Hour)
“In the morning the Word of the Lord came to me” Ezekiel 12:8
A quiet hour spent alone with God at the beginning of the day, is the best beginning for the toils and cares of the day. A brief season of prayer, looking to God for wisdom and grace and strength, and seeking the assistance of the Holy Spirit–helps us to carry our religion into all of the events of the day. It brings joy and peace within the heart.
And as we place all our concerns in the care and keeping of the Lord, faithfully striving to do His will–we have a joyful trust that however dark or discouraging events may appear–our Father’s hand is guiding everything, and will give the wisest direction to all our toils.
“In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation.” Psalm 5:3
“Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.” Psalm 143:8
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Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001