Morning Light Always Speaks to My Soul

Soft rays of sunlight began to filter through the leaves of the old apple tree while most of the earth still lay in the shadow of night. Birdsong began to awaken with the dawn and my spirit began to stir. Morning light always speaks to my soul.

Morning light is delicate in nature, yet forceful in its breakthrough. Intentional. Its presence transforms and renews as it permeates the darkness, morning after morning … without fail.

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By Your Spirit, Lord, We Will Overcome Evil With Good

Father, You promise to hold us by the right hand and lead us in Your paths of righteousness — to be our Helper, the Keeper of our souls. I desire to overcome evil with good as You have instructed us, but it’s hard.

If my enemy is hungry, You want me to feed him.

If my enemy is thirsty, You want me to give him a drink.

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Grace Rains Notes of His Love in the Dark of Night

It rained last night. Long and hard. I noticed the birdseed in the tray outside my window saturated by heaven’s rain. In the dark of night, it poured, satisfying a thirsty earth and soaking the seeds with goodness.

God’s grace is like this. He draws close in the dark night of the soul and rains down upon His hurting child, saturating our hearts with reminders — with notes — of His love.

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Lord, Speak “Peace, Be Still” Over All the Earth

Father, You are the holy Lord God Almighty — Holy. Righteous. King over all the earth. Behold, You are the God of all flesh! Is there anything too hard for You? Speak Lord, “Peace, be still.” Quiet the tumult that rages over the earth.

You are Jehovah Shalom, the Lord our peace. There is no other like You. All thrones and dominions, all powers and positions … Your Name stands above them all. Your Name is the greatest.

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Heal Our Land, O God. Release Your Power and Truth

Father, You are strong and mighty in battle. You are a righteous, just, and holy God who reigns over all the earth. Rise up, O God, and scatter Your enemies. We cry out to You, “Heal our land!” Let Your truth overcome the lies of the enemy — expose their evil. Protect Your people.

You promise if we who are called by Your Name will humble ourselves and pray, and seek Your face, and turn from our wicked ways, You will hear us from heaven and will forgive our sin and heal our land. Hear us, Lord. We are desperate for Your intervention.

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Waiting for the Rising Sun, for Surely it Will Rise

A song stirred within me as I sat in the quiet of early morning, “Because He lives, I can face tomorrow. Because He lives all fear is gone … ” Wiping a tear, I looked toward the east, waiting for the rising sun, for surely it would rise.

As certain as the rising sun is God’s faithfulness to me. So why do I worry? Why do I fret? Why do I allow the things of earth to steal my joy and trouble my soul?

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Lead Us Through These Days, God. Help Us See Your Hand

Father, You are the Almighty God, Maker of heaven and earth. You are sovereign over all things — Your power is unmatched. Lead us through these frightening days. Help us see Your hand in all things.

There are wars and rumors of war, earthquakes, fires, and floods. The earth is groaning with the spiritual battle that is at hand. The depravity of mankind is clear for all to see.

You see too, Lord. And You know all about it.

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When the Blush of Dawn Proclaims Holiness to the Lord

The blush of dawn unfurled like a delicate rose. Layer upon layer of darkness rolled away, yielding — bowing — to the morning light. Lavender and teal, tangerine and coral swirled together on the canvas of the sky — a palette of exquisite colors proclaiming holiness to the Lord.

A sacred hush fell as the dark of night held its last breath. Stillness — creation remembering that He is God.

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You Are My Refuge and Strength. I Trust You, O God

Father, I am learning that You are truly my refuge and strength … my place of safety. Forever and always. In Your magnificence, You are greater than anything I will ever face.

Your Name is a strong tower — the righteous run into it and are safe. You are Jehovah-Jireh, my Provider; Jehovah-Rapha, my Healer. You are Jehovah-Shammah, the Lord who is there …

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