How does your morning begin? After I’ve hit the snooze button once or twice, I glance out a bedroom window. If the sun is up, I admire its light filtering through one of our tree’s big green leaves.
The sight reminds me the Light of the World wants to shine through my life, and He invites me to walk with Him through a new day of adventures.
The thoughts prompt memories of the times my family rounded the last curve in the long country driveway to spend the day with my parents. Daddy, who’d been standing on the porch to wait for us, would wear a broad smile when he hurried to the car to welcome his children and grandchildren.
Imagine our heavenly Father standing on the porch of heaven before He illuminates the sky with warm light and paints splashes of color in the eastern sky. I imagine God stretching out His arms in anticipation of sharing the day He has made with His beloved child.
He doesn’t reach out to us from obligation or duty. His invitation is born of love, unconditional love. Love that sent His only Son to die for you and me.
Whether we bounce up with gusto in the morning, or roll out slowly, we can proclaim,
“This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”Psalm 118:24 NKJV
Our heavenly Father knows we need Him, and each morning He waits and beckons us to spend the day with Him.
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My favorite morning prayer often serves as my RSVP to God’s invitation.
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 NKJV
Let’s consider the powerful RSVP strategies below to help us react with joy.
How to RSVP to God’s Daily Walk Invitation
R Respond to His invitation. We can respond to God
with love because He first loved us.
with awe because He is Almighty God.
with our questions which He welcomes.
with thanksgiving for generous blessings.
in repentance when His Spirit convicts us of sin.
with obedience which demonstrates love for Him.
with the delight of a beloved child placing her hand in her Father’s.
S Spend time with Him at His invitation
in service to others as He leads us.
in worship and praise as we ponder His attributes.
in laughter when the joy of Jesus bubbles up in our hearts.
in prayer, an engaged conversation throughout the day (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
in His Word filled with wise counsel and fresh revelation to apply to our lives.
V Value what He values
by trusting Him.
by using our spiritual gifts to serve others.
by helping a person in need (Hebrews 13:6).
by living for God’s glory (1 Corinthians 10:31).
by giving our money, possessions, time, and talents.
by telling someone about our daily walk with Jesus and His grace and mercy.
by remembering to “Do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8 NKJV).
P Proclaim truths from His Word.
“Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning” (Lamentations 3:23 NLT).
“The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth” (Psalm 145:18 NKJV).
“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man” (Psalm 118:8 NKJV).
“Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at His holy hill. For the Lord our God is holy” (Psalm 99:9 NKJV).
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory. No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11 NKJV).