Reserved! When you walk into anyplace and you see the word reserved, when it applies to you, it makes you feel important. It means that this place is set apart for you. Although others can enter the environment, reserved says that this place is booked for your use.
The time we spend with God in the morning, is time that we choose to spend with Him. David understood the benefit of quiet time when he wrote in Psalm 5:3 AMP, “In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will prepare [a prayer and a sacrifice] for You and watch and wait [for You to speak to my heart].” There are benefits when we keep the appointment for that reserved, quiet time.
We have no idea what our day holds but God knows the issues that await us during our day. Quiet time spent with God in the morning empowers us to face our day. In the presence of God, is the strength we need to face the challenges of the day ahead.
As we spend quiet time with God, we will begin to notice changes in our lives. In my own life, I have seen changes in me. Things that used to get under my skin, so to speak, no longer has the same effect. The way I react to certain issues has changed. Doing what’s right has becomes easier. I spent less time trying to put my own personal spin on my actions, instead I’m more submissive to the will of God.
We feel special when things and time are kept especially for us. Let us give God that honored place in our lives and keep that reserved quiet time with Him.
David found some benefits from spending quiet time with God.
Psalm 29:11 The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.
Psalm 59:9 You are my strength; I wait for you to rescue me, for you, O God, are my fortress.
Psalm 119:28 I weep with sorrow; encourage me by your word
Psalm 23:3 He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.
Psalm 25:9 He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way.
Psalm 32:8 The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.
Psalm 73:24 You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny.
Psalm 5:11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy.
Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?
Psalm 50:15 Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.”
Psalm 57:1 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy! I look to you for protection. I will hide beneath the shadow of your wings until the danger passes by.
Psalm 91:1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalm 118:8-9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in people. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.
Psalm 121:8 The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.
Psalm 23:6 Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 27:13 Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.
Psalm 31:19 How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear you. You lavish it on those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world.
Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
Psalm 145:9 The Lord is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation.
Psalm 1:3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.
Psalm 20:4 May he grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed.
Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.
Psalm 90:17 And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful!
Psalm 91:16 I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”
Psalm 98:1 Sing a new song to the Lord, for he has done wonderful deeds.
His right hand has won a mighty victory; his holy arm has shown his saving power!
Psalm 112:1-2 Praise the Lord! How joyful are those who fear the Lord and delight in obeying his commands. Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed.