Job 23:12 “Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.”
Many of us have a routine we follow for every day and even in the seasons of our life.
Should someone ask where you are at a certain time of day, they would most likely find you in your routine. Not every person is the same, nor should we be. But can I say though, that for the child of God, we should all be found on our knees and at the feet of Jesus every morning.
Some might say that just doesn’t fit my routine.
What we are really saying is I cannot be bothered to change what I deem comfortable to something I feel makes me uncomfortable.
Routines can be mindless activity – if we let it. It is truly a tool to order our life the way God would have us. If we do not involve God, then it slips into being what suits us.
Job said “...I have esteemed the words of HIS mouth more than my necessary food.”
If we found our day cramped for time, would we skip a meal to read and meditate on God’s Word instead of eating?
Many would say that they could not bear to leave off such an important thing as eating. Yet, God would consider it a great sign of love toward Him if we did.
Can I ask – ‘How did your morning begin today?’
Did you think your Heavenly Father important enough to greet and say “Good morning”?
Did you thank Him for the safety you enjoyed while sleeping?
Psalm 121:3-4 “He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.”
David spoke of his relationship with God this way:
Psalm 55:17 “Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.”
David’s routine was to call on God seven times a day.
Psalm 119:164-165 “Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments. Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.”
Because he did, peace was a close companion.
Just a short challenge this morning to begin the day with the One who gave us life. Begin the day in conversation as if we had never left it.