Many of us have anticipated going on a date with someone we are most interested in. Think back on how excited you were prior to the date and on the day of the date, you were bubbling all over. Each day, we should plan a date with the Lord. I suggest early morning before you get started with your day. Why? Because it will set the course of the day
The early morning time is primarily a time for believers to seek spiritual nourishment to live the Christian life, just as God directed Moses to command God’s people to gather the heavenly manna each morning (Exodus 16:15-21).
It was in this principle that the Lord, while rebuking the tempter, said,
It is written, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out through the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4).
Even the Lord Jesus, standing in His position as a man, knew the importance of taking God’s word as His daily food and living upon it.
How can we find the real spiritual nourishment to live the Christian life?
From experience, I can say it’s not just a matter of reading the Bible. Nor is just a matter of prayer.
I discovered that the primary need is to make living contact with Lord by exercising from deep within (using our spirit—see John 4:24) to call upon the Lord, to cry out to the Lord as the Psalmist did (Psa. 119:147). This crying out (although it may need to be soft in volume so as to not awaken sleeping family members) is the best spiritual breathing.
When we match such an inner exercise of contacting the Spirit with our spirit with a living contact with God’s Word by means of prayer, we receive tremendous benefits. It is in such a way that we may receive the Lord’s words which are spirit and life.
In John 6:63 the Lord Jesus said,
“It is the Spirit that gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that which I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.”
Take the early morning challenge and discover how God will meet you and bless your spirit while taking care of the rest of your day. Have fun and make sure you’re home by 10:00…… 🙂
Thank you for reading. We encourage you today to seek that which is good and live a blessed life through Jesus Christ. God Bless You today!
Inspired in part by Tom Smith
Follow us on Facebook
Get your ‘FREE’ yearly digital subscription of Blessed Magazine today at www.blessedmagazine.org! Give as a gift to inspire and encourage all year-long!