Morning Satisfaction

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“Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days” (Ps. 90:14, NIV).

I woke up this morning with this verse bubbling up in my spirit. Lately, the Lord has been emphasizing to me His desire for the first fruits of my attention as my day begins. He wants to begin communing with me as soon as I wake up, but He needs my cooperation. He has been challenging my tendency to immediately look at my various and sundry smartphone notifications – and to instead lie there for a lingering moment, tuning into Him.

So I did that this morning, resisting the cell phone summons and instead heeding His. Holy Spirit flowed through my inner being with these beautiful words penned by Moses.

“Satisfy us.” Personalize that. “Satisfy me, Lord.” My phone is not going to profoundly, luxuriantly satisfy me to my very core, but His presence will. In fact, His presence is the only thing that is going to provide rich satisfaction for the day that lies ahead of me.

“In the morning.” Before you and I even open our eyes upon waking, we can reach out for Him in spirit. With countless other voices clamoring for our attention at the beginning of the day, this requires discipline. Will we choose His voice over the others?

 â€śWith your unfailing love.” His love for us never, ever, ever fails. Never wavers, never fades, never falters, never withers. Never grows tired of our struggles, never wearies of cherishing us. He’s inviting us, before we rush into our routine, to linger and drink deeply of this love.

“That we may sing for joy.” Once His love gets into the very fiber of our inner being, it naturally, spontaneously produces joy. Who, deeply experiencing her belovedness, wouldn’t have a song on her heart?

“And be glad all our days.” Beginning the morning with a soak in Daddy’s love will invigorate our souls with gladness for the entire stretch of the day before us. And we can do so all of our days! We can perpetually live this way!

What a marvelous opportunity we have, to start out the next twenty-four hours fueling up with His indescribably satisfying presence. Will you linger for a moment and marinate in His matchless love?


Do you have a favorite verse to start your morning with?


16 thoughts on “Morning Satisfaction

  1. I love the time just before fully waking, when I’m still snuggled in bed, to pray to God, thanking Him for another day, and asking for guidance on what He’d have me do for this new day. It is a great way to wake up, and I’ve received some of my ideas for future posts in these moments.

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  2. Just yesterday I felt the Holy Spirit encourage me to sing “Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place”. I was at home during prayer time, and I just sang and felt God’s presence. Thank you for this beautiful post, reminding us to seek Him each morning.

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  3. Ah yes, resisting the cell phone summons… Not easy for someone as distractable as yours truly. Even just getting ready for my morning prayer walk, I’ll take a “quick look” at the weather to determine what to wear… Forty minutes, five text messages, three news articles, and five emails later, I still don’t know what to wear … :/ I’m so grateful for God’s grace. Once I’m walking – with no cell phone – He welcomes me into His presence and blesses me, and I wonder why I take so long to get there.

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    1. Smiling lovingly. BOY do I relate! I finally ended up starting a separate email address to receive the devo emails that I subscribe to, because it was too hard not to. get distracted when they came to my general email. But the phone in general is such a challenge to not be mastered by! Thank You Jesus for your abundant grace upon grace!


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