In the Morning When I Rise, Give Me Jesus


In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus.

There’s nothing that I can think of that’s better than this. While I am a tea lover and it sits so well with me and my quiet time before or after my family leaves for school and work…. I need Jesus.  I simply need Him to get my day started.

My beginning thoughts prep my day. Doesn’t yours?

Jesus himself on many occasions got up early to go pray. He proclaimed the Word of God to the people,  he healed the sick and done many miraculous things but he still took time away to pray. He gave The Father the firstfruits of the day. If He done it so should we. (Mark 1:35, Luke 5:16, 6:12 are a few examples)

Mark 1:35-38 NKJV
Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed. And Simon and those who  were with Him searched for Him. When they found Him, they said to Him, “Everyone is looking for You.” But He said to them, “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth.”

As we should, we wake up saying our prayers and thanking the good Lord for blessing us to see another day as well as asking for forgiveness for whatever it may be we still need Him. We still are in desperate need of His presence when we arise.

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle. It’s easy to fall into our robotic ways of easing into our day but the question I pose to myself and to you is “Am I giving Him my first fruits? Am I choosing the better part?

Now don’t get me wrong! I’m not implying that we can’t have our morning cup of coffee (or tea) as we indulge in our time of devotional and Bible reading at the same time but have you ever thought about allowing His presence to soak deep within your being giving you strength and that invigorating shower of mercy and grace that falls fresh like rain when you arise first?

That kind of brew and jolt of amazing energy I have gained from being in His presence outdoes what I thought I could attain after having had my soothing and relaxing cup of tea.

He’s my cup of comfort that brings peace and settles my anxious thoughts about the new day that is set before me.

As I reflect and gaze upon the picture above that I had my daughter take early one morning this week as we headed into town I fell in awe of just how awesome God is. The Creator of heaven and earth blessed and breathed in me one more time. Seeing the sun rise in the astounding beauty that it holds, it let me know that no matter what the road ahead may look like He’s still in control. With that said I can continue to go forward because my God, your God is already there. Isn’t that wonderful? Oh yes it is.

Thank you Jesus for being there when I rise. My life and my thoughts are yours. Lead me into each and every given day that’s given to me. Bless me so that I may bless others. My Rock and my Fortress I just want to say Thank You. Amen.

Dear hearts, I pray this New Year that we choose the better part and better beginnings and endings to our days. However it is that the Lord leads you, follow Him. If the Holy Spirit is nudging your heart to get up earlier than you normally do, I encourage you to do so. I’ve learned along the way that the Lord wants to talk. We just never know what it is that He has to say. We may never know the importance of the early rise unless we are willing to get up. Just a tid bit of information I thought to share with you. God bless you….


13 thoughts on “In the Morning When I Rise, Give Me Jesus

  1. I keep Telling you that God knows when I need to hear from him and I am so glad that he uses you to Talk to me. Love you

    • Yes you do! My face is lit up with joy…. God is so awesome. He hears and he sees. Faithful is our God.I just want to dance because He is wonderful and I am thankful to be used by Him. Love you Diane.

  2. Terra. it is so good to hear from you and read the things God is putting on your heart. My heart’s desire it to spend more time with Him, like you say, so I can take in what He wants to say to me. Thank you for sharing. And I hope to chat with you again soon. God bless and have a wonderful new year.

    • Hello Steven! What a joy it is hearing from you. Thank you for such kind and encouraging words. You are welcome for the share. God is so good. I am delighted that a word could be put on my heart to share with you all. Looking forward to chatting with you again as well. You have not been far from my thoughts my brother. God bless you and have a wonderful new year too.

    • Oh how my heart smiles and rejoices. Thank you brother Butch for sharing your heart and encouraging me! I am happy to be back. Please pray for me that I do more writing this year. I know what I have been called to do. I need not stay away so long unless I am instructed to. You and yours have been on my heart and have been prayed for. Looking forward to this new year with all the great friendships I have made and encouragement that I have received from hearts like yours. I am blessed.

  3. Very wonderful thoughts, motivation and prayers here… Just give me Jesus… He’s all I want every day. Good to see you blogging again. We need more of “Simply Living in Abundance.” Stay blessed!

    • Thank you Walter! I appreciate your kindness and words of encouragement. Yes to Just give me Jesus. Hallelujah! It feels great to be back on the blog my friend. … I am excited to see what the Lord brings us through “Living Simply in Abundance”. Stay blessed as well dear brother!

    • Hi Terri!!!! I’ve missed you as well. My face lit up when I seen your name and face. I am feeling so great right now…. writing for the Lord is mind blowing. Thank you for the encouragement. God bless you my dear!

  4. Terra…where have you been?! Nevermind that, I’m just glad you’re back! Making time for the Lord in my chaotic mornings is something I have felt pressed to do so thank you for the timely reminder of giving our first fruits. Blessings, sister!

    • Valerie!!!! Hey sister. … it’s really good to hear from you.:) Ok so where have I been? Lol. I’ve been around. Just not where I needed to be which is here on the blog. Thank you for the awesome welcome back! Glad to know that this message is inspirational and timely. It’s the Lord speaking to you for sure! Blessings to you sis!

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