Welcome to day 12 of my 31 Days series on Bible quotes. Today let’s look at scriptures that mention “morning.” This post is really just going to be a letter of encouragement to myself. You are more than welcome to read it replacing your name for mine. The thing is, I know first hand how good I feel when I get up and get going first thing in the morning. But first thing in the morning, I know all too well how good it feels to snuggle down deep into my pillow for “five more minutes…”
Bible Quotes: Morning
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All right Jenny, I know you know everything I’m going to tell you…but knowing and doing are two very different things. You know how good it is for you to get up in the morning with enough time to yourself before the house starts to wake up. Think about it for a minute. The house is quiet. You wake up to the baby snuggled up close to you–well, actually the toddler, but he’s still your baby. You begin your morning prayers before you get out of bed. As you’re saying them, you gently slip out from beside the baby, I mean toddler, and before you quietly leave the room, you look over your shoulder and see his sweet little face buried in your pillow.
You gently tip toe across the living room floor, looking out the French doors into the field as you make your way across the living room. There are dew lines on the barn and they glisten as the first rays of morning sun begin to reach out to touch them. The kitchen light is on from Chris; he’s always first one up.
You can now walk easier once you’ve hit the tile floor in the dinning room; it doesn’t creak like the living room floor. Now you look out the dinning room windows to the East. Again you look out onto a lovely field across the road. The tips of the tall Johnson grass glistens and the sun is getting ready to peek through the branches of the “Big fat tree” as the kids call it. You head into the office to grab your Bible.
Your Bible was in the purple basket you carry to soccer practices along with your highlighters, pens and current read. As you walk back through the kitchen and dinning room, you decide to sit down at the little bar area…but first you stop and admire the early morning sun stretching long arm across the worn dinning room table.
The house is still quiet and you wonder how long it will last? With seven souls scattered through the bedrooms, it’s anyone’s guess. You open your Bible, unzip your pencil bag and pull out your favorite pen and highlighters. Your mind and heart are open, still and ready to spend this quality time with God. You briefly wish you were a coffee drinker like all the other moms. They seem so cool with their Bibles and pretty, steaming mugs of coffee…but you’re not…You read a little, highlight a little and take a couple of notes, pausing only briefly when you hear a child in the other room stir in their beds. You hold you breath and check the clock. It’s almost time to start waking people up…or is it?
Why don’t you do this every morning? I’ll tell you why, because you stay up too late. It is that simple. If you want this alone time with God, you have to prepare the night before. You’re also undisciplined. Part of that is your fault and part of that is seventeen years of sleep deprivation due to a house full of kids. The only way you’ll train yourself to get up early is to make this time a priority. But please remember, give yourself grace as well. You have seven children who still need you sometimes at night for one thing or another. Grace on those sleepy mornings Jenny.
If you don’t wake up before everyone else, at least try to take a minute to greet our Lord and offer your day. Once kids get settled for the morning, then you can grab your Bible and spend a little bit of time in the Word of God. It may not be as long or uninterrupted, but the important thing is you made God a priority, if not the first thing in the morning, at least in the morning.
Here is your free printable Bible Quotes Morning
Bible Quotes Resources
My large print Bible
(This is my go-to Bible. It’s large print and just feels nice in my hands.)
Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament
(I use this Bible when I’m looking for some more information about the text.)
The Catholic Bible Concordance for the Revised Standard Version
(You want to know where a word is in the Bible? This is the book for you!)
The Great Commentary of Cornelius A’ Lapide
(I use this commentary for more information as well.)
A Practical Commentary On Holy Scripture
(I like this commentary because it also has reflections and applications.)