Friday, July 27, 2007

I Will Seek You in the Morning


The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
"The LORD is my portion," says my soul,
"therefore I will hope in him."

The LORD is good
to those who wait for him
to the soul who seeks him.
It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord.

Lamentations :22-26

It's best for me to do my Bible study first thing in the morning. I feel better, and I'm in a better mood. I find that I pray all the day long. My thoughts are constantly turned toward God. How about you? What is your favorite time of the day to spend in God's word?

17 comments:

weavermom said...

My favorite time is at night.

But, with kids, I have found that I have to do it in the morning or it does not happen because I just fall asleep! How sad is that?

So, now I'm a early bird about it - and I totally agree with you about it making your day better. On the days I oversleep and don't have that time with God, my day is never quite right.

Sheri said...

My favorite time is first thing in the morning too Tracy. I started the "tradition" of seeking Him in the morning when I was 13 years old after I was encourage by a godly camp counselor.

However, after the birth of both of my children I started finding "any time I could" to be in The Word. Morning while nursing, afternoon during nap time, evening while my husband caught up on the news... now that Alisa is older though, the past several months I've been back to my morning Bible study and prayer time. What a perfect way to start the day!

Haus Frau said...

mornings are best for me too. when i don't have my morning time i sure notice the difference in the course of my day.

btw, love the juice glass, and the muffin looks yummy. :o)

Tracy said...

Sheri,

Thanks. Yes we use jelly jars and pint jars for lots of glasses around here. Oh, and the glss jars from dried chip beef. You can find the recipe for the muffins on Mama's Fixins, my recipe blog.

Jennifer said...

Morning is ideal; however, that doesn't happen for me. I get too distracted.

I genernally do my study at night before I go to bed.... and it's usually IN the bed. I like being able to spread out my bible, journal, sometimes books and concordances. I love going to sleep after I've spent time with the Lord. (I started doing this when I got married, and since Rich works nights I usually have trouble sleeping. There's nothing like falling asleep after listening and talking with the Father.)

Ruth said...

I would love to do my study in the morning. However, when school is going, I have to get up really early just to get us all out of the house. So, usually after school is when I do it. However, 2 mornings a week each teacher has prayer time instead of duty, so I do get to have a morning time then.

Momma Roar said...

I am with you - morning time is the best for me! I like to meditate on what I've learned throughout the day - if I get a break to remember it! ;)

Lori said...

Beautiful post. I agree having a set time everyday...does help the day to go so much better.

Short Stop said...

My favorite time is in the morning, but it's also a crazy time with the boys. So, it hardly ever happens then. For now, I spend my time with God at night...before I got to bed. I often can let go of the day's "troubles", and feel refreshed first thing in the morning!

truth said...

First thing in the morning and the last thing at night. Well, and all thoughout the day.

Beemoosie said...

I have to say morning too...my body does not always want to cooperate, but as soon as I start I am energized for my day.

~Ginger said...

Love the picture. Maybe if my morning looked like yours I would be more motivated.

I tend to enjoy the evenings when I'm rested and alone in my room. I'm not a morning person and it takes me awhile to wake up, so I don't comprehend real well. At night I read early and retain things much better.

Beck said...

I'm not sure - it kind of depends on the day and the mood. But if that's morning Bible study at YOUR house, I want to come - it looks delicious!

Haus Frau said...

I just thought of something. You know how most of us prepare for breakfast, many times the night before? Well, what if we took time to prepare our devotional area at the table .. placing our open bible next to a mug, pen and paper. Make it pleasing to the eye so when we wake and walk in the kitchen our place is all set out and inviting. :o)

Tracy said...

Sherry,
I think that is an excellent idea! I think more people would sit down to a lovely area ready for Bible study, as Beck indicated! :0)

Anna S said...

My day just doesn't start properly without my morning prayers, careful meditation and perhaps reading a passage or two. It fills me with positive energy and makes me wonderfully productive.

Gena said...

I like to spend my Bible/quiet time first thing in the morning as well. But... since hubby's schedule is so odd lately, sometimes my time is after the kids are asleep and he is at work. Our home has calmed down and I can spend as much time as I'd like in prayer.