"Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust; cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You." Psalm 143:8
I like my mornings quiet. I have a routine, even now that I work from home, that I seem to follow. Get up, pour my coffee, pour my cereal, sit at the computer to check emails & blogs & enjoy my coffee in relative quiet. My wonderful husband knows & respects my love of the morning quiet. If he is listening to stuff on the computer, he wears headphones. Once I'm done my coffee, my computer reflections, my blogging or reading, then I carry on with the day but I most enjoy that hour of quiet. Its not that I'm not a morning person. On the contrary, I love mornings, I love being up & about before most of the world. I'm just not that bubbly, loud, chattery type that most people associate with 'morning person'. I want to slap those types for invading my quiet time. But now that I'm working from home, I don't deal with that much anymore.
Lots of things can easily throw me off my morning & ruin the routine or quiet. For example, if we ran out of coffee (it happens) then my morning would be skewed. Or if I slept in & had to rush to get to work I would be easily irritated. I hate being late for anything. And well, sometimes we all just wake up on the wrong side of the bed.
That's why this verse stood out at me this morning. Not that I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Everything about my quiet morning has been great. But even when the mornings are wrong or not quiet, I don't have to jump into 'bad mood mode'. (though it can be the easier way out) "cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning...to know the way in which I should walk" God's already got our day planned out. And if we take the time to listen, we'll see that the way He's lovingly planned it is always better than what we could plan if we listen to ourselves.