In The Morning: A Meditation on Psalm 5:3

“In the morning, LORD, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait expectantly.” – Psalm 5:3 (NIV)

A few days ago, I came upon this verse as I sat on the couch enjoying my first cup of coffee that day. It is a loving reminder from Father God that He is present and listening. But also, it calls our attention to our responsibility to show up with an open Bible and a Godward heart.

“At daybreak, LORD, You hear my voice; at daybreak I plead my case to You and watch expectantly.” – Psalm 5:3 (HCSB)

When I read “At daybreak” I looked out the window in our front door and saw the first light of the sun peeping through the trees as it started it’s trek out of darkness into the glorious light of day. In that moment, Emmanuel, God With Us, was revealing Himself and seeking my adoration.

“In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.” – Psalm 5:3 (NASB)

Worship easily turns to prayerful appeals and seeking God to act in the areas we feel lacking because we are not only mentally aware of who He is, but we are experiencing Him as that Person in real time. This is the confidence of “You will hear my voice” and “I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.” I can trust this God.

“In the morning You hear my voice, O LORD; in the morning I prepare [a prayer, a sacrifice] for You and watch and wait [for You to speak to my heart].” – Psalm 5:3 (AMP)

This morning meeting places us on the launching pad of embracing the Kingdom agenda for our day. You can now honestly “present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” (Romans 12:1 ESV) Life can be lived in obedient worship every day! Seeking God in His Word, in the morning, positions us into the listening posture that enables us to be aware of God’s activity around us and hear Him as He directs our thoughts and actions throughout the day.

LORD, make us people who meet You each morning and walk out Your plans for us every day.