Mornings are a gift and a very special gift at that! If you’ve never thought of mornings as being a gift to you, you’re not alone. There are many who feel the same way.
In fact, there was a time in my life I didn’t enjoy mornings either, but now they are absolutely my favorite part of the day. I enjoy them so much I typically spend a couple of hours before dawn preparing for what the new day may have in store.
Your mornings can be much more than a signal to get out of bed and go to school or work. If you’re currently not a morning person, I hope to encourage you to become one because there is much waiting for you in your mornings.
So, what’s the big deal about mornings? Well, the best information source to answer that question is within a life manual designed for you. Within its pages are all the components and instructions you will ever need to experience the best and most fulling life possible. The author of your life manual is not only the expert concerning drawing the most from your mornings, but he is also the architect and creator of them.
I hope to warmly persuade you to begin gathering the gems waiting before you as morning’s gifts. The first gem appears in this writing, but I hope you eventually build a spiritual treasure trove from your mornings.
The First Morning
It may be difficult to imagine a time absent of mornings, but it seems there was once such a point. In fact, the first morning was the advent of time as we know it. Time had arrived and begun its forward journey. With each passing moment, gone was the possibility to relive it; leaving only the opportunity to record it, reflect upon it, and learn from it to possibly better prepare for the time yet ahead.
Before the first morning, there was nothing. All that existed concerning life as we know it was in the mind’s eye of life’s artisan, the sole architect, and creator of all things. He created the canvas for life and began to transfer thought into brilliant shapes, color hues, and sonic tones pleasing to his ear.
Upon his canvas were the beginnings of his unfolding story of intent for all of which he would eventually create. Once completed, his work would be the unequaled masterpiece of flawless genius.
He merely looked into what we would describe as an expanse of utter darkness and with words of which only he could speak said, Let there be light. Light appeared as a brush stroke across the emptiness and penetrated the dark expanse with newness of light, and the light he deemed as good, became known as the first day.
Unlimited possibilities lie ahead as the one who made the light, who made the morning with purpose in mind, also made it with you in mind.
Noteworthy is the pause of the first day as nothing else unfolded but to enjoy the goodness of the light. Might he have continued and made more use of the first day’s light? Why the seeming delay? After all, this Maker of things has no limits, no boundaries restricting him, nothing to prohibit the making of more things right away with the introduction of light.
Perhaps this is your first gem of discovery concerning the beginning of light, which we now define as morning. Perhaps this gem is a key, an offering for still more to unfold to you. What if you were to position yourself each predawn as a blank canvas before the divine artisan? What if you were to wait in still and quiet stance for his words of light to melt away your darkness?
As with the first morning, it is good to anticipate and ready yourself for the first glimmer of light by leaving it uncluttered to allow the Maker of your life-manual the permission to create in and for you, the intent in his mind’s eye specifically for you. What if you were to spend more time in the presence of his light, enjoying his goodness?
Awaiting you in your next dawning of day are morning’s gifts. They are the many and varied gems for your heart and soul. They are carefully, strategically, and lovingly placed about for your gathering by the Father of lights whose every gift is good and perfect. In time you will have collected the abundance of lasting and genuine spiritual treasures.
Best of the morning to you!