Nothing starts a day out better than spending some moments in God’s Word. Our perspective shifts, becoming His, not ours. We notice the wonder of His creation, seeing His hand in each leaf of the tree and each feather on the bird, and, in so doing, we are moved to praise Him for His glorious works. “O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.” (Psalm 63:1)
As the day progresses, we turn to feel Him beside us, surrounding us, supporting us. We occasionally send up desperate prayers and are then strengthened as we feel His reassuring hand upon our shoulder. At times, we hear Him whisper and stop what we’re doing to listen. And then, in God’s power, we step out of our comfort zone to heed His direction.
When the day is done and we are about to close our eyes, we open His book to hear the last word of the day. As we focus on the Light, the world fades away, losing its strength, its hold over us, and we are renewed in His wisdom, falling asleep in the quiet comfort of His ever-loving, everlasting arms. “When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches. Because You have been my help, therefore, in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.” (Psalm 63:6-8)