FIRST: Mornings with our Maker

Morning Meditation from Colossians 1:15-20

He is the exact image of the invisible God, the firstborn of creation, the eternal. It was by Him that everything was created: the heavens, the earth, all things within and upon them, all things seen and unseen, thrones and dominions, spiritual powers and authorities. Every detail was crafted through His design, by His own hands, and for His purposes.  He has always been! It is His hand that holds everything together.  He is the head of this body, the church. He is the beginning, the first of those to be reborn from the dead, so that in every aspect, at every view, in everything—He is first. God was pleased that all His fullness should forever dwell in the Son who, as predetermined by God, bled peace into the world by His death on the cross as God’s means of reconciling to Himself the whole creation—all things in heaven and all things on earth. (Colossians 1:15-20) 

“Every detail was crafted through His design, by His own hands, and for His purposes….It is His Hand that holds everything together…He is the beginning…He is FIRST… “   Ahh, sweet friends, this is such Good News!  He is not only our maker, our #divinedesigner crafter and creator, but he is a continually caring and curating in our lives and hearts today.  This morning.  Today.  Our premier designer has not put down the paintbrush, so may we stop fighting for control of it, and first be reminded of the true freedom His power and authority offers. Lord, give us grace to offer our hearts back to you, and seek you first today.  

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Meditation can be a worshipful experience.  As His truth soaks in and my mind fixates on His character rather than my own, a mundane morning miraculously becomes a worshipful one! If you, my dear, get distracted, like I often do, try playing some music that compliments the tone of the Scripture you are meditating on.  

 Lauren Daigle's First is a perfect way to focus your attention on THE BEGINNING. THE ONE. THE FIRST. 

Before I speak a word
Let me hear Your voice
And in the midst of pain
Let me feel Your joy
Ooh, I wanna know You
I wanna find You
In every season
In every moment
Before I speak a word
I will bring my heart
And seek You {Lauren Daigle) 

 

and her song, "Here's My Heart" is a beautiful melody that calms my anxious heart! I hope it does the same for you, my friends!!

Cause I am found, I am Yours
I am loved, I'm made pure
I have life, I can breathe
I am healed, I am free
You are strong, You are sure
You are life, You endure
You are good, always true
You are light breaking through
Oh, here's my heart, Lord
Here's my heart, Lord
Here's my heart, Lord
Speak what is true {Lauren Daigle)
 
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