In Your Presence
Many mornings I lay awake, tempted to stay in bed, and have no desire to go through my “to-do list.” When this happens, I always feel the soft whispering of the Holy Spirit saying, “Celeste, you need to get up and spend time with me.” Truth be told, my entire day falls apart when I ignore this prompting.
I have learned how important it is for me to begin my day in the arms of my Heavenly Father. He loves me so much that He knows what would happen if I don’t start my day in His presence.
In Psalm 143:8, David urges us to start our day in the presence of our Lord rather than trying to complete our ‘to-do list. “Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I trust you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.”
It is wonderful to know that no matter what we do or do not accomplish, our Heavenly Father’s love for us is unfailing. We are loved not for what we do but for who He is.
So, what happens when we set aside time with our Lord Jesus and let Him saturate our hearts, mind, and soul with His love and lead our day?
In my journey, I have learned that the unexpected happens when I spend time with Jesus and surrender to Him. And even if my prayer is not answered immediately, I know He is by my side, and I can face each day with Jesus as I wait.
Lord, Jesus, help me to begin each day remembering how much You love me. Open my eyes and ears to see You and hear your voice amid my present circumstances. Lord, lead me through the right path. Help me not to focus on my current circumstances, but only on You because as I behold you, I become like you more and more each day. In Your name, amen!