The Endowment of Early Mornings

Every morning, Lord, I lay my gifts before You and look to You for help. And every morning You hear my prayers. – (Psalm 5:3, ERV)

Lord, in the morning You hear my voice. In the morning I lay it all out before You. Then I wait expectantly. – (Psalm 5:3, CEB)

In the morning, O Eternal One, listen for my voice; in the day’s first light, I will offer my prayer to You and watch expectantly for Your answer. – (Psalm 5:3, VOICE)

 

Being up in the early hours to usher in the first morning’s light reminds me of the greatness of God and kicks off my day in awe and appreciation of all that lies ahead. We are called to present our requests before God, and He wants all that we are in exchange for all that He is and all that He desires to do in and through us. God sees and He hears everything that we freely offer unto Him. In doing so, we ought to wait in anticipation of all that He will do. The Lord is faithful to meet us each morning and will move mightily in and through us as we present all unto Him. May we rise each morning and lay our gifts – our prayers, our hearts and our offerings to the Lord and trust that He will see and hear and move on our behalf.

 

Early each morning, The Endowment of Early Mornings

I choose wake and rise;

To draw near to God,

His grace realized.

For each day I come,

And bring Him my best;

He grants me His strength,

And extends His rest.

I cannot but help,

Of Him stand in awe;

For He is faithful,

As near Him I draw.

 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are faithful to meet us each morning as we rise and present our all unto You. Thank You that You see and hear and move on our behalf. Thank You that we can wait expectantly, assured that You will answer in Your faithfulness. Forgive us for doubting when answers take longer than we would anticipate. Teach us to trust You and Your timing, for Your timing is perfect. Show us how to love those around us in a way that gives ear to every word spoken, so that they may gain a glimpse of how You listen to each of us. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we rise each morning and present our all unto You, anticipating the wonderful ways that You move on our behalf. Amen.

 

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

 

Great is His faithfulness; His loving-kindness begins afresh each day. – Lamentations 3:23

 

 

 

Beholding What Will Become

“And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Now the dwelling of God is with men(and women), and He will live with them.  They will be His people, and God Himself will be their God.” – Revelation 21:3

photo by Lenon Honor

Our hope, the promises provided by God, tell us that one day – be it the end of our days or the actual end of days – we will have so much more than we could ever hope for.  Our Father in heaven will reside with us, among us, as not just a spiritual presence, but a physical one as well.  We will be His, and He will be ours.  We will belong to one another for all time.

Right now, we have His Holy Spirit, who is alive and active in all who ask, and is ever available to lead, guide, correct and encourage, as we walk out our purpose in this place.  Can you imagine His holy presence where we could clearly see and touch our Creator?  The very though of running into the actual arms of the Almighty, is beyond amazing!  Can you begin to sense how quickly all of our sorrow, suffering and shame would be set to flight, as we stand in the holy light of God, our Heavenly Father?

This place of perfect peace in the presence of our powerful and protective Papa, will be ours forever!  I want to walk in this world with my heart holding fast to my hope for the next.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You sent Your Son so that we might glimpse the grace and greatness of You, God.  Thank You that through His death and resurrection, You made way to send Your Spirit so that we would have an ongoing Guide to lead us from this life into the life with You, everlasting.  Teach us to trust Your voice and to hold heaven in our hearts, so that others too, may be joined with You, as You write their names in the Book of Life.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present