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  • Writer's pictureTravis Yonkman

Put Jesus First – Morning

Psalm 143:8

“Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”


What is the most important to you from the following list:

- Food

- Checking the computer or phone

- Work / School

- Jesus

If you are a Christian, then you most certainly said that Jesus is the most important of all these options. But does your life reflect that value? When you awake in the morning, what do you put first? Do your choices communicate that you will get to Jesus later in the day, perhaps after your coffee and morning meal or after you finish some other routine? It is absurd to truly live in such a way where you will get to Jesus later. If He is truly the most important, then make Him the most important! This verse from the Psalms describes a beautiful desire to “hear in the morning” of the steadfast love of God.” Where will you hear of His love? Undoubtedly, in His Word! The verse proclaimed the desire that God would, “Make me know the way I should go.” How will you hear from God which way you should go today? Again, the Bible! Do you really need to look at a screen before you open the pages of the holy Word of God?

Our Psalm commends an even better practice: do not wait to put Jesus first until you open the pages of the Scriptures. Let your very first thought in the morning be, “Oh Lord, glorify your Name today, for to you do I lift up my soul!” Before you even sit up, let your first thought be the prayer of, “Ah, Lord, I praise you today, for your mercies are new every morning! Thank you!” Instead of putting off God and depending on yourself, before you even remove the covers think, “Help me today, for in You I trust!” God has put you even before Himself by dying for your sins. Put Him first in the morning.

In Christ,

Pastor Yonkman

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