“They arose early in the morning and worshipped before the Lord.” 1 Samuel 1:19
This morning I woke up with a praise song already playing in my head – what a sweet way to start my day! That doesn’t always happen, but I’ve been deliberately trying to turn my thoughts to God as soon as I wake up. Sometimes I’ll start with thanking Him for protecting us while we sleep. Other times, I’ll start naming His attributes: “You are ______”. I’m not perfect at it. But when I make the choice to praise first, my mind ends up focused more on God than me, on His works than mine. And my attitude gets set right before my feet hit the floor.
Question To Ponder: Do you begin your day thinking about God? It’s not easy when your still sleepy, but try lifting up at least one thanks or praise just as you wake up.
God desires our worship. But what does that mean?
My book, “Bow Down: The Heart of a True Worshipper, A 30-Day Devotional” and ebook, “Worshipping Like David” offer practical teaching and activities to help you grow in this area!