I woke up this morning and I said, "Good Morning God". It's a spiritual practice I have used in the past and am returning to again. It's a practice that emphasizes devotion. By setting aside my first words of every morning to God I demonstrate the place of importance God holds in my life. In saying Good Morning I am saying to God: You are my first love. You are the first thing on my mind when I awake; the first thing upon my heart when I begin to stir myself out of bed. Before my feet even touch the floor I long to commune with You. Brushing my teeth, washing my face, emptying my bladder can wait; I must greet the One who watched over me all night as I was sleeping. I must reach out to the One who is always reaching out to me. I must turn to face the One who has never hidden his face from me and so I simply say Good Morning.
It's also a practice that emphasizes presence. I greet God because I realize that God is there and is always there. There will never be a morning when I will awake to find myself alone. No, God is always there and by simply saying Good Morning my spirit is reminded of this fact. And knowing this makes all the difference in how I go about my day whatever it may hold.
Good Morning God! I am more than grateful for the privilege of greeting You this morning and sharing with You another day.
Following the Way,