Lord’s Day, May 17

Spend some time this morning to open up to the Lord in prayer regarding what He touched you with during the previous six days. Review your notes and the outline points and verses. Ask the Lord what He would have you share with all the saints. Prepare a prophecy (1-2 minutes long) to share with the saints what you enjoyed this week.

The Bible—A Time With The Lord

Hymns:  Good Morning Lord Jesus, Give Yourself To Love The Lord, 554, 389

I. The morning is the best time to spend personal, intimate, and affectionate time with the Lord for His satisfaction

Song of Songs 7:12 Let us rise up early for the vineyards; Let us see if the vine has budded, If the blossom is open, If the pomegranates are in bloom; There I will give you my love.

 Psalm 110:3 Your people will offer themselves willingly in the day of Your warfare, In the splendor of their consecration. Your young men will be to You like the dew from the womb of the dawn.

John 20:1 Now on the first day of the week, Mary the Magdalene came early to the tomb while it was yet dark and saw the stone taken away from the tomb.

John 20:14-18 When she said these things, she turned backward and beheld Jesus standing there, yet she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking? She, supposing that He was the gardener, said to Him, Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away. Jesus said to her, Mary! She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, Rabboni! (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, Do not touch Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brothers and say to them, I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God. Mary the Magdalene came, announcing to the disciples, I have seen the Lord, and that He had said these things to her.

II. The morning is the best time to receive spiritual nourishment

Exo. 16:13b-14 And in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. And when the layer of dew lifted, there upon the surface of the wilderness were fine round flakes, fine as the frost on the earth.

Exo. 16:21 And they gathered in morning by morning, each one according to his eating; and when the sun became hot, it melted.

III. The morning is the best time to have fellowship with the Lord by exercising our spirit in praying, praising, singing, and reading His word

 Mark 1:35 And rising very early in the morning, while it was still night, He went out and went away to a deserted place, and there He prayed.

 Psa. 90:14 Satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness that we may give a ringing shout and rejoice all our days.

Psalm 108:2-3 Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. I will give thanks to You among the peoples, O Jehovah; And I will sing psalms to You among the nations.

Psalm 119:147 I anticipated the dawn and cried out; I hoped in Your words.

IV. Practical points for our practice

  • Habitual
  • Achievable
  • Normal
  • Exercised
  • Focused
  • Uninterrupted

Psalm 5:1-3 To my words give ear, O Jehovah; / Consider my moaning. 2 Give heed to the sound of my cry, / My King and my God; / For to You do I pray. 3 O Jehovah, in the morning / You will hear my voice; / In the morning I will set forth my words in order to You, / And I will watch.