(Psalms 5:3) “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.”
(Psalms 55:17) “Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.”
As a child of God, what is your schedule for the day’s activities? Is your mind focused on God’s plans for your day? Do you ask God for the day’s direction? Does it matter if you include God in you plans for the day ahead? Is God even concerned about your day’s activities? The answers to these questions for many people are not even preeminent at the beginning of each day. Most people are creatures of habit; that is they follow the same routine Monday through Friday with the exception of Saturday and Sunday which are considered by most, as “my day”; wherein the family even comes second to my own private plans; much less even God’s plans for me during this time frame. Not that you don’t care about the family or about God; for it may be that you are thinking about self, and not even realizing that fact. Or, it may be that it seems so insignificant to include God in your day planner.
However, (Proverbs 3:5-6) says, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Why is this so important for the day’s activities? The reason is that God has a definite purpose for each of His children’s life (Prov. 19:21); and He is honored for His children to acknowledge Him first above all things, “In all thy ways acknowledge him”; even before what they think or what they want. God sees the end from the beginning; therefore, since a person cannot see ahead, they need God’s guidance and peace and power to accomplish the day’s events in His victory and not in the flesh’s defeat. You may even face a catastrophe today; something so hurtful; something that is so devastating; so unexpected; something that you are so unprepared for. But God is not, and will never be, caught in not knowing what lies ahead for you today. Therefore, the child of God can start their day prepared by trusting in the Lord with all their heart and don’t even attempt to lean to their own understanding; this is done by beginning each day in prayer to God in acknowledging that He is your heavenly Father; Who loves you and watches over you at all times; Who has good for you; Whose peace and power is what is necessary to overcome any and all things that will happen today in your life.
Therefore, repeat in prayer, (Psalms 5:3 & 55:17) and then you can be assured, “…will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.”