Our scripture this morning is Psalms 143:8-10.
Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. Rescue me from my enemies, Lord; I run to you to hide me. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.
This is a wonderful psalm passage to start the day. It speaks of God’s love for us and our trust in Him. We ask God to rescue and teach us, giving ourselves to Him that His will may be done.
If we begin every day with this kind of affirmation and connection to God, we are better equipped to deal with what we will face. Asking for His guidance and protection allows Him to work in our lives. God wants to be part of everything we do, but we must invite Him and accept the relationship He offers us.
God wants us to be His messengers, sharing His love with all our brothers and sisters. We must know what He asks of us and prepare ourselves to go in His name. God will give us strength and hope, and we know He will lead us forward on a firm footing.
Gracious God, we want You as part of our lives. We want to be part of Your plan for the world. Bless us to be energetic workers for Your kingdom. Amen.