“Dedicated to the one I love… “—an old song from the past. But what about your day? Is it “dedicated to the One [you] love”?
So often we take our days for granted. We wake up and immediately busy ourselves about the day’s business, and very often our mind is on everything BUT the “One I love.”
“My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.” (Psalm 5:3)
The Psalmist made a point of dedicating his day to the Lord. In the morning when he woke up, the first thing he did was to direct his prayer to the Lord. This simple act of submission and dedication helped him keep his eyes on the Lord all the day long. Obviously, it will work the same for us.
Tomorrow when you wake up, when you first open your eyes, whisper a prayer saying, “Lord, You have given me this day as a precious gift; I dedicate it to the One I love!”
Put Him first in your day and you will find that He’s right there in your midst all the day long. Always remember, a day not dedicated to the Lord is a day dedicated to the flesh by default. The flesh will take control – the natural man will rule unless you put the Lord in His rightful place first thing when you awaken. Dedicate your days to Him … the One you love.
Father, I pray my days will never again begin without first acknowledging You in them. Lord, since You are the One I love, I choose to dedicate each day to You from the very moment I awaken. I look forward to being even more aware of your presence with me all the day long, every day, amen.
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