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During my quiet time with the Lord one morning, which obviously includes praying and reading the Bible, I was thinking about the song “Joy comes in the morning”.
I can testify that it is definitely a reality. My mornings start with reading the Bible and sending Scriptures to all my WhatsApp friends. Thereafter, I will drive to work while rehearsing the Scriptures that I have memorised. In my office, it’s prayer time. Then it is time to be still and wait upon the Lord. He will answer my prayers with scriptures, visions or give me an answer in another language and even be so gentle by providing the correct spelling for that word/sentence. Oh my! The presence of God that I experience in my office is inexplicable and it continues throughout the day. I will feel His amazing joy in my heart. If the day at work becomes stressful, I will take a walk, pray and take a few deep breaths and know that my hope and trust is in the Lord.
I searched for a few Scriptures on Google regarding the word ‘morning’, and here are a few KJV Scriptures:
- Psalm 90:14 – O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
- Psalm 119:147 – I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
- Lamentations 3:22-23 – “It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”
- Psalms 5:3 – “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.”
- Psalms: 30:5 – “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
- Psalms 59: 16 – “But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.”
- Psalms 88:13 – “But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.”
- Psalms 92: 1 – 2 – “[A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day.] It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,”
- Psalms 118: 24 – “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
- Psalms 143: 8 – “Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.”
Other testimonies about morning prayers can be read at the following link https://www.houys.org/testimonials/
How can we start a day without our Creator? I challenge you to start and end your day with Him. During the day be thankful and put your trust entirely in God.
Lord my prayer is that you lead and guide us with Your Holy Spirit, so that we can show forth thy lovingkindness in the morning and thy faithfulness every night. We want to be totally devoted to You and put our trust and hope in You. Amen