Two of the greatest inventions of my time have been the laptop computer and wifi. The laptop means I no longer have to stay in one place to be productive in my business life. Wifi has allowed me to stay connected to people all around the world with the touch of a button.
My greatest frustration is when either of these do not work. Sometimes wifi cannot be used because I am out of a wifi connectivity zone. Sometimes I cannot use my laptop because I have not properly charged it, and then the charge runs out while I am on an airplane – the epitome of unproductiveness!
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul. – Psalm 143:8
Both of these situations mean I am unable to tap into the resources that allow me to fulfil my calling in my work to the fullest.
The morning time with God is much like these situations.
God pours His Word into my spirit, and I am recharged. This recharging has an important effect on my day. It allows me the greatest opportunity to hear the small voice that directs my steps. If I am not “connected,” I risk following my own ways of fulfilling the duties of my day. It sets forth the opportunity for God to speak into my spirit what He desires for me each day. It allows me to focus on God’s purposes, not mine.
The only way to know someone is to spend time with him or her.
The only way to discern the voice of another is to hear that person’s voice.
David the author of this Psalm, was a warrior, king and businessman. He understood this principle of connecting with God in the morning.
His morning allowed him to connect with God’s love, renew his trust in Him and hear His directions for his life.
Shouldn’t you and I do the same?