Morning Worship, Surrender
Updated: Mar 29
Good morning to you all!
My writings have never been in any specific order, so here I go.
I was sitting at my desk one morning when I realized I had changed. I saw that what used to break me was now making me. I realized that what I used to take personally, I no longer saw as a personal offense. For the next few days, I pondered on exactly when this had happened. When was I released from these thoughts? I couldn't pinpoint the day of the release, but what I could do was this, I boldly and gratefully acknowledged the day that I was given the gift of peace. I had a newfound sense of peace about my future and over my current storms.
In the mornings before I received this gift of peace, I would find myself crying uncontrollably. I was worried; I was anxious and just all over the place. Let me also add that I was pregnant. A huge factor in this all was the pregnancy. I know that many people can tell their stories about how crazy their pregnancies were, but I felt like my story was embarrassing and just downright horrible. So, my mornings often started with me going over my failures and assessing the damage.
I started to seek help from my amazing community of family and friends, and through them, I began receiving what I like to call bits of morning motivation or morning worship. With their encouragement, I began getting up in the morning to pray. I prayed for my son and myself. Instead of channeling all of the horrible things going on in my life, I started praying. I understood that nothing that I worried about would change that it's happening, so I dusted myself off and kept walking until walking was all that I could do.
Here's a great daily morning thought and affirmation:
"I surrender my mind to the Lord, have Your way in my thought patterns, emotions, and desires this morning. I yield my day and plans to You so that my morning can be filled with worship."