The First Hours of Sunrise


I find you in the morning, God – like the sun that slowly slips into view. You enrapture my heart with such warmth and expectancy. The day is new and your mercies are newer. I find you in the first hours of sunrise – encompassing and consuming like fire.

You hold me tightly to your chest in the morning shimmer light and say – child walk in fulfillment, march in power and love in my grace. How fitting to charge your feeble child with such a glorious banner.

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. – Psalm 143:8

You take the weak and make them strong. My unsteady hands you strengthen, my unkempt hair you braid in your golden light. You replace my morning cup of coffee with the dew of your succulent grace. I drink this cup in full surrender knowing your ways are higher than mine.

May this fearful child walk toward the sunlight in full abandon like Peter upon those foamy waves. Blind trust is asked of me – and I will walk toward the light for you are the light, sweet Lord. Wash me in the streams of your goodness and grace.

Facing the day head on, I say thank you God for your provision. You are unbreakably strong. You move in my heart in the morning. But, I ask you consume me all day long. Make me aware of your presence at every moment and shine from within your brightly burning abundance of passion and purpose.


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