Worship Changes Everything

Devotional

Time and Place

There are no rules on the time and place to meet with God, but I have found that it is best for me to set aside time in the morning. Every day is a new day with new challenges and opportunities. I want to start my day plugged into the Power Source for my life. I want to inhale the presence of the Spirit in order to better exhale His love and service all day. I want my will to be aligned with God from the very start. I want to tell the one who is all-worthy how much I love Him at the beginning of the day. 

I want to be in the front of the line to receive God’s mercies that are new every morning: “The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning” (Lamentations 3:22–23).
Corrie ten Boom said, “Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it.  A man is powerful on his knees.”

E. M. Bounds, a spiritual giant on the subject of prayer, said this about morning prayer:

“The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, He will be in the last place the remainder of the day.”

Of course, we are to remember God - to acknowledge and thank and praise Him - throughout the day. David loved to greet God in the morning, but He was attuned to His presence at every moment of the day, including when He lay down to sleep: “I lie awake thinking of You, meditating on You through the night” (Psalm 63:6).
Where and how you worship God is also up to you. Its something we do continually AND intentionally. Jesus taught that we are to have a private place. I think it’s important that there is a time and place that is free from distractions when we bring our hearts before God. No radio. No television. No smartphone— especially no smartphone! Just you and God.

Why don’t you begin today by making time with God your top priority. Take a deep drink from the living water.. this well will never run dry.