Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. —Psalm 143:8

Thank goodness 2020 has moved on to a new year! We as individuals, families, and communities have faced tough and trying times that have tested our faith in our everyday lives. The culprits of Covid-19, the shutdown of our schools and businesses, the introduction of the  “mask”, the decided/undecided election outcomes have taken us for a wild ride. Our emotions have been on a rollercoaster ride. We are all hoping for a smoother 2021! Maybe a little less change would be refreshing.

Pavilion, Airlee Gardens, Wilmington.

What better for our lives than to spend more time with God. Try meeting Him every morning in some way. Locate a meeting spot (a comfortable chair, dining room table, a bench outside in the beauty of the morning), bring the essentials (Bible, pen and writing pad for notes), and lastly an open mind and heart. “Good Morning God I am here”.

One can meet God in many ways. To really know Him, though, one must read His word. From Genesis, when we first meet Him as the creator of all, to the gospels, where we meet Him as the savior of all, to Revelation, where we meet Him as the Perfector, we learn about Him and what He wants from us and for us. Reading His word is much like meeting Him in reality—and what we get from reading empowers us as much as it informs us. It is a large part of building a relationship with Him. Reading God’s word can lift weights from your shoulders and inspire you to do His will.

Knowledge is power and reading God’s word imbues one with great power—power to avoid worry and anxiety, and power to travel on the road God wants you to. God loves us and wants us to meet Him and know Him. Read His word, talk to Him in quiet places, pray to Him and thank Him, Meet God every morning: Be with God as He is with you!

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