S. O. A. P.
Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!
In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.
King David must’ve had hundreds of personal attendants, and many more in his nation’s administration. I’m sure there were hundreds of thousands in his war machine, and a nation to watch over as well. Communication was mostly face-to-face, so the line at the King’s throne each day was endless. He discovered that early in the morning there was peace. There were no interruptions, and in prayer he could clear his mind and lay his issues before the Lord. Once he delivered his request before God, he could wait with Hope for the answer. It was his personal “Morning Glory.”
Probably no one who reads this is a King over a nation, but all of us are Rulers over our own small sphere of influence. And with all the calls, texts, emails, and face-to-face encounters that pile up before noon, it’s important that we have a place of solitude. I have found that, just like King David, early mornings are a place of solitude alone with my Creator. It’s in that quiet place that I am able (as if HE didn’t know) to lay out my chief concerns and challenges before the Lord. Once I have done that, I really do wait the rest of the day for the situation to work itself out. And so often it does. People say, “Rich, how did you pull that off?” I always answer back, “God Did It!” But it all started early in the morning. No noise, no interruptions, just Jesus and me. It’s called … “Morning Glory.”
What a joy this AM, in this time of solitude, to seek You earnestly. You know my issues and I trust You to work it all out for my good. Amen