One of my teenage daughters was sitting at the kitchen table before school this morning when she said it was time for her morning song. She then put her headphones on and began, as the kids say these days, jamming.
A little tired of hearing the TV news readers drone on in the background, I asked her to unplug the headphones so I could hear.
The song that came on was Good Morning by Mandisa which, although it isn’t one of my personal favorites, is a happy and energetic feel-good contemporary Christian song.
“So, do you listen to this every morning?” I asked.
“Oh yes, sometimes more than once. It’s hard to have a bad day when you start the day off with this song.” She said.
I was thinking about this on the way to work this morning and she is absolutely right, it is hard to have a bad day when you intentionally do something uplifting that puts you in a good mood and makes you happy.
Granted, beginning the day with The Word of God and prayer are the best possible things we can do but, IMHO, beginning the day with praise is right up there on the list. A few minutes praising God first thing in the morning puts Him in charge of your day giving negative, anxious, stressful, and fearful thoughts no chance to take hold.
When you rise tomorrow, remember this:
“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the MORNING.”
— Psalm 30:5