Morning Texts

“Let me experience
Your faithful love in the morning,
for I trust in You.
Reveal to me the way I should go
because I long for You.”

Psalm 143:8

“Because of the Lord’s faithful love
we do not perish,
for His mercies never end.
They are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness!”

Lamentations 3:22-23

Each morning, I send a quick text to my grown son who’s out of the house. It’s just a simple message that says “good morning” and “hope you have a good day” with reminders about the day’s events. I include a photo of our daily Bible verse calendar. He has the read receipt on his phone, so I know when it’s been read. We enjoy this simple connection. In fact, the one time I missed sending the text, he sent me a text asking if everything was okay! At some point, we may stop sending the morning texts, but I will enjoy the experience for as long as I can.

Connections come in long leisurely talks and days spent together, and in short exchanges that let others know we are thinking about them.

The same is true when spending time with our Lord. We can have a long, quiet time including prayer, Bible study, and journaling. Or we can say a quick, “Lord, help me,” or share a short mealtime prayer when time is scarce. He wants to spend as much time as possible with us. He welcomes all interactions and loves to hear from us at any time.

Let’s pursue additional ways to connect with God and others daily.

Prayer:
Dear Lord,
Thank You for the opportunity to spend time with You. Thank You for the direct line of communication. Please help me to seek additional opportunities to spend time with You and others that I love.
In Christ’s name, Amen.

Journal:
Determine ways you can spend more time with the Lord and make Him the center of your day. Who would benefit from a short “morning text” from you?

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