Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! It was already very warm and humid when I stepped outside this morning and the moon was shining brightly as a crescent with a star very close to it. Very beautiful!
We spent a quiet day indoors yesterday, trying to avoid the heat, but did take a ride to the Park and saw the peacocks and peahens walking about the neighborhood. There is a certain house that has a white garage door that the peacock likes to strut in front of and spread his magnificent tail feathers. It's as if he knows that he shows off better with a background. Seems impossible with his little pea brain... God is Awesome!
From Quiet Moments:
"In the morning, O Lord, Thou wilt hear my voice in the morning. I will order my prayer to Thee and eagerly watch," Psalm 5:3 NASB
There is something extraordinarily special about early morning devotions. Before the hectic day begins with its noise and numerous distractions. there is usually a calm that is uncommon to any other time of the day, a peaceful prerequisite for entering into the prayer closet with Christ. Christ set an example for us when He rose up early and prayed....
Morning is a wonderfully private time where intimate conversation and gentle responses can take place between God and His children. This is a time to listen to the very heart of God.
Oswald Chambers said, "Get an inner chamber in which to pray where no one knows you are praying, shut the door, and talk to God in secret. Have no other motive than to know your Father in heaven. It is impossible to conduct your life as a disciple without definite times of secret prayer."
Between Midnight and Morning
You have faith to look with fearless eyes
Beyond the tragedy of a world of strife,
And trust that out of night and death shall rise
The dawn of ampler life,
Rejoice, whatever anguish rend your heart,
That God has given you, for a priceless dower,
To live in these great times and have your part
In Freedom's crowning hour;
That we may tell your sons who see the light
High in heaven their heritage to take-
"I saw the powers of darkness put to flight!
I saw the morning break!
I can tell you that God is alive because I talked with him this morning,
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,