Devotions By Jan

Morning Person?

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alarm-clockScripture for Today: Psalm 59:16  “But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength.  Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your loving kindness in the morning.  For You have been my stronghold and refuge in the day of my distress.”

I do not understand a “morning person.”  Being chipper and bright early in the morning is somehow non-human!  Coffee helps start my engines, but oh so slowly.  My husband is a “morning person” and I attribute it to his childhood.  My Father-in-law had a unique way of rousting my husband out of bed for early mornings.  He would play John Philip Sousa marching band music full blast!  Thankfully, my husband does not try that with me!

Our verse for today is all about joy and singing in the morning.  I do not always feel in top form first thing but God’s strength does not falter.  If I am not feeling rested or strong even after eight hours of sleep, I can be assured that He is strong and He is my strength! (Psalm 28:7)  With a song in my heart, if not on my lips, I can thank Him.

“Loving kindness” does not describe me in those early hours.  It takes concentrated effort to sweeten my voice.  But God’s loving kindness does not fluctuate with the hour!  He continues to show me love even at my most unlovable moments!

How thankful I am that my God is constant.  Early mornings may change my disposition but never on His part!  When I take even a moment to reflect on His care and protection, I start to feel a melody of gratitude begin its first trembling notes in my spirit.

Coffee may wake me but it is thoughts of Him that make me want to sing, regardless of the hour!

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