I'm what you might call a conditional morning person. I like to wake up slowly, lie in bed quietly and talk to the Lord. Prepare myself for whatever I might face this new day. Get up and soak in the stillness of the house. Look out the window or even sit outside and watch the world awaken.
The odds are typically not in favor for me to enjoy this type of morning. So on the rare chance I do get to have one like this, I feel like I have received a special gift. A love note straight from God.
A quiet morning soothes me. Refreshes me. Reminds me once again that His mercies are new for me this day.
I look around and the day sparkles. The newness of the day shines forth.
As the sun reveals its face, God's promises seem so close to me. Everywhere I look promise and hope are being freely offered. Reaching out to me. Inviting me.
And I know that He loves me. No matter what the day might bring, His goodness is always all around me.
Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Psalm 103:1