A Mother’s Heart…Morning Mercies

“Be ready in the morning to…present yourself to Me.”(Ex. 34:2 TLB)

The first shards of dawn’s light fell abruptly through the slits of the bedroom blinds and rudely awakened me. Before I was ready.

But I got up…quietly. And dressed.

Walking outside into the cool, dawn air, wrapping my fuzzy, blue blankey around me, I watched God make a morning.

As the horizon released the sun, soft wisps of yellow, amber, rose, coral, and tangerine mingled with the delicate blue sky, delighting my eyes.
A gentle brush of wind caressed my cheeks.
The fragrance of a multitude of blossoms gratified my nostrils.
The cooing of turtledoves gently infringed on the silence of the morning.

The blush of light filtered through the leaves of the towering birch trees, pooling on the ground as ethereal stepping stones, as if beckoning me into the Lord’s presence.

While the beauty of creation infused my soul with awe, the sweetness of His presence filled my heart with His peace and comfort and wrapped its warmth around me just like my fuzzy blankey. Then, He whispered a beckoning call, “Come humbly to Me in morning’s light.”

God’s morning mercies are new every day; they arrive with the appearance of sunrise. Each day is a fresh start. No carry-overs from the day before. Whatever we have endured in the dark of night, “The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise.” (Lam. 3:22-23 GNT)

Each morning presents us with an empty vessel to be filled with our words, our thoughts, and our actions. What sets the standard for these is our attitude upon wakening. Each day should start with a positive and grateful attitude, for it will affect how we treat our children, our spouses, our friends, our neighbors, and even strangers.

Mothers need special attention in the morning, a special cup filling. And I don’t mean the caffeinated kind! I mean this kind…

Fill my cup Lord, I lift it up, Lord!Come and quench this thirsting of my soul;Bread of heaven, Feed me till I want no more–Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole!

Spending time with the Lord in the morning sets our day on the right course, and we receive our guidance, strength, and comfort to face whatever will come our way for the next 24 hours. David said, “Let me hear of Your unfailing love to me in the morning, for I am trusting You. Show me where to walk, for I have come to You in prayer.” (Ps. 143:8 NLT)

A bright new opportunity arises for each of us with every sunrise. What do we do with it?
Do we greet the Lord before we greet the day? Do we have a negative attitude as soon as our feet hit the floor?

Someone once said, “Blessed is the day whose morning is sanctified!”

Have you ever gotten up in the concluding hours of night just to watch God make a morning? To see the Master Artist paint the sky with His palette of glory? To allow His light to dawn upon your soul? To receive His guidance for the day? To take delight in your Beloved?

Get up early. Go humbly to Him and receive your morning mercies.

Heading Home

Lynn Mosher

Raised in Kentucky, Lynn Mosher became a believer at the tender age of eleven. Years later, after making many mistakes and experiencing the trials of life, she fully committed her life to the Lord.
At a time of physical upheaval in 2000, the Lord whispered His desire for Lynn take up her pen and write for Him. God sheltered His gift in her and cultivated it, turning her life towards her one, true ministry calling in her later years.
In obedience, Lynn crafts all types of inspirational works. With this new passion, Lynn embraced her mission to reach others through Christ-honoring literature, encouraging them in their walk and offering comfort through the written word.
Through the years, Lynn has learned this: In trusting Him, we find that each Jordan barrier can converted to an open portal, every pit offers golden nuggets, and every valley of despair becomes a mountaintop of joy, when we Trust in Him.
Married since 1966, Lynn is a wife, mother of three, sister, grandmother, and writer seeking to follow God’s will.
“Now, go, write it before them on a tablet and inscribe it in a book,
that it may be as a witness for the time to come forevermore.”
Isaiah 30:8 Amplified

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  1. Beautiful message, Lynn! Several phrases tickled my literary senses:

    “I watched God make a morning.”
    “Each morning presents us with an empty vessel to be filled with our words, our thoughts, and our actions.”
    “…receive your morning mercies.”

    Thank you!

  2. Tara Dovenbarger says:

    Thanks for reminding me of what is really important!

  3. themomin says:

    Lynn, I was so encouraged by this post and I LOVE the way you inspired women with words! Thank you so much for the way you minister to others! :-)

  4. Thank you, Lynn. Your words warm me and inspire me. You have the gift on encouragement. :-)

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