Open Your Eyes to God in the Morning

#Retrospective — This post originally published October 30, 2018.

One verse I like to read in the morning is Psalm 92:2, “proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night (NIV).” I like how it recognizes God’s love as the day begins, a love that will not fail no matter what the day brings. It is a recognition of his care and the need to rely on him.

Equally important is the second part of verse 2, “proclaiming… your faithfulness at night.” At the end of the day we should take time to reflect on how God’s love helped us through the day; how he carried us through good and bad events. Verse 4-5 tell us God’s deeds make us glad; that we should “sing for joy at what your hands have done;” that we should recognize his great works and profound thoughts.

Without this proper orientation toward God at the beginning of the day, we are likely to not see his hand at work in our lives during the day. We are more likely to focus on the bad things that occur and miss opportunities to join God in his work. The danger is that we will become like the senseless people who “do not know” in verse 6, the fools who “do not understand.”

Take time this morning to proclaim God’s love for you. “It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High (verse 1).” Each day we start by seeking God is a day we equip ourselves to serve him and not our own agenda.

© 2018 Chris G. Thelen

“They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.” ⁃ Psalm 92:14-15 (NIV)

20 thoughts on “Open Your Eyes to God in the Morning

  1. Thanks for sharing the encouragement to reach out to God in the early morning as well as at the end of our day. I could benefit with ending my day with Him.

  2. Amen

    “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up…” Ps. 5:3

  3. I like that verse, too, and think that starting and ending each day in concentrated praise of and communication with our Lord just makes good sense if we wish to have His help as we try to walk in His Way.

  4. Amen! Even after all these years, the main strategy of the enemy of my soul is distraction – distraction in the beginning of the day that makes it harder and harder to focus on the Lord. The earlier we seek Him, the more the day will go as He desires, and the less frustrated we’ll be.

  5. Glory to God! I never saw this scripture before. I will definitely refer to it now. I love giving God praise first thing in the morning. It helps to order my steps during the day! God bless you.

  6. When we fill our minds with Him, there is less of self. Orienting toward God brings peace (Rom 8.6 The mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace,).
    Thank you for sharing these insights.

  7. Amen! As a person in long-term recovery from addiction, I have done what you have written here today. I start each day by asking God to do for me what I cannot (stay sober), and I end each day in a prayer of thanksgiving for the precious gift of the day He has given me.


    1. God’s love for us is amazing. He is our strength. I really like your prayer to “ask God to do for me what I cannot.” Indeed, each day is a gift. Praying you will find continued strength in Christ Jesus.

  8. Yes, thank you for the reminder. Everyday I need to remember to, “Take time this morning to proclaim God’s love for [me].” On JanBeek this morning, I reminded my readers that we all are friends, working for a common purpose, and seeking God’s guidance to change discouragement by our acts of encouragement. Your blog is a source of encouragement. Thank you! Have a good morning. ❤

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