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Morning Blessings to Posture Your Heart Toward God As You Begin Each Day

Last week over on Instagram, I decided to give something new a try.

Every morning, beginning on Monday and ending on Sunday, I shared a morning blessing.

Each morning blessing consisted of a Bible verse and a few short paragraphs of love-filled truth. I wanted to share these morning blessings on Instagram last week to help us all posture our hearts toward God’s love as we began each day.

I know how easy it can be to get lost in the vast sea that is social media! That’s why I wanted to share each morning blessing with you today in a blog post. That way you have them to refer back to whenever you need to be reminded of who you are in Jesus and who He is to you.

I pray these morning blessings bless you greatly, my friend!


Monday: a blessing of rest

A Monday morning blessing:

This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength…”

Isaiah 30:15

When we choose to rest, we notice God’s presence with us. And as we make room for His presence to come close, He whispers tenderly all the ways in which we’re growing. 

We receive Him as Gardener, tilling the grounds of our hearts to uproot that which keeps us from who He calls us to be. 

And as He uproots, His only requirement of us is availability and quiet trust. 


In the sweet surrender of rest, the Gardener plants new seeds, seeds that take time to grow. 

So instead of striving ahead today, or worrying about what tomorrow holds, I speak a blessing of rest over you, my friend. 

I pray that you rest in God’s presence and allow the Gardener to do the good work of replacing the old with the new. 

Because it’s in the Selahthe sacred pause – that we find time to open our hands and receive all that God has for us today. 

It’s in the Selah that new seeds have room to grow. 

May God give you peace.

A great resource to help you find rest and stillness in God’s presence is the Daily Still Podcast. You can find them on iTunes and Spotify!

Tuesday: a blessing of trust and letting go

A Tuesday morning blessing:

The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

Proverbs 18:10

What area of your life do you need to release into God’s hands this morning, friend? 

What burden are you carrying that isn’t yours to bear alone? 

God reaches out tenderly, intimately, to pick you up and place your feet firmly on the solid ground of His ever present presence. 

You are safe here, because He can be trusted. 

In His presence you will find all you need to face today. You will find the strength required to lay these burdens down. 

You will find the strength needed to pick up grace and replace control with trust. 

I speak a blessing of safe dwelling in God’s presence over you today, friend. 

I pray that the love Christ has for you will draw you into His arms as you learn to let go of what was never yours to control. 

May God give you peace.

Wednesday: a blessing of identity in Christ

A Wednesday morning blessing:

Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something.

Psalm 139:13-15 MSG

You, dear one, were shaped first on the inside and then on the outside. 

It’s a simple thought, but one of great significance. 

I don’t think the order of events is a coincidence. I believe we were formed first on the inside because that’s what God looks at the most. He sees our souls and our hearts and our thoughts and He considers the inside of who we are to be far more valuable than what is on the outside. 

Because what’s on the inside sooner or later spills out to the outside world. 

We display what we harbor. So, friend, what are you displaying to the world today? What’s on the inside that needs to come out? Or, perhaps, what’s on the inside that needs the loving, healing touch of the Savior?

We are all works in progress, but let’s do the good work of allowing God to transform us from the inside out. Let’s lay down our human nature tendencies to compare and envy, and let’s remember today that we are enough just as we are because our Creator says so. 

You can rest today, friend, knowing the simple, powerful truth that you are loved just as you are because God formed you with His own two hands. 

What an intimate thought; to be held in the hands of the One who created the Heavens and Earth and everything in between. 

This is your identity, friend: tenderly formed and lovingly molded by God for His glory. 

I speak a blessing of contentment and peace over you today. I pray that when you look in the mirror, you wouldn’t critique or frown with disgust. 

I pray when you look in the mirror you would see the glory of God smiling back — a beautiful and lovely creation created on purpose for a purpose. 

May God give you peace.

Thursday: a blessing of gratitude and giving thanks

A Thursday morning blessing:

Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

Psalm 63:4-5

King David wrote this Psalm as he was wandering through the Desert of Judah. 

When we’re in a desert land, when the earth around us has dried up and all seems lost and faded, we don’t really feel like praising God, do we?

But what if those desert moments are the moments we’re supposed to sing His praises the loudest? What if those desert moments are the moments that are supposed to bring us closer to the presence of Jesus? 

These desert seasons are opportunities to lean into God, not withdraw. They come to teach us that He is enough, and that the Living Water truly does satisfy above all else. 

Gratitude in the midst of hardship roots out selfishness & bitterness and leads us to a posture of surrender and contentment. 

When we give thanks even when we don’t feel like doing it, it brings Christ to the center of our situation. 

We can sing His praises in the desert because His love truly is better than life itself. His love sustains and nourishes unlike anything else can. It fills us to the brim and keeps on giving because God can’t help but lavish His unfailing love onto His children. 

I speak a blessing of gratitude over you to today, dear one. I pray that wherever you find yourself today, in the desert or high on the mountain top, that you would remember to sing praises to the God who ties your soul to His in order to fill you with His more than enough presence. 

May God give you peace.

Friday: a blessing of joy and contentment

A Friday morning blessing:

Because of you, I know the path of life, as I taste the fullness of joy in your presence. At your right side I experience divine pleasures forevermore!

Psalm 16:11 TPT

Where do you find your joy, friend?

What do you turn toward to fill you when you feel empty?

Is it food? Alcohol? Netflix? Materialistic things? Sex? The approval of others? 

We are all spiritual beings searching for something to fill us — we all have a deep desire to be made whole. 

I believe we were created this way on purpose. I believe we were created to feel empty, with holes in our soul, so that we would run to the One who was intended to fill them. 

Only God can give you what you truly want; acceptance, love, contentment, peace, wholeness. 

And when we choose to run to Him to fill those soul holes, we find unexplainable joy in His presence. Joy that brings fullness and stitches up the broken pieces inside of our hearts. 

When we taste the joy of God’s presence, we can’t help but want more. And when we keep returning to His presence, our souls are satisfied and we begin to transform into the image of Christ. 

When we taste the joy of His presence, He reveals the path of life to us, the path that always leads to Himself. 

I speak a blessing of joy over you today, friend. I pray that you would run to the Father, whose presence can’t help but fill every empty crevice within your thirsty soul. 

I pray He alone would fill you until you overflow with the fullness of His presence. 

May God give you peace.

Saturday: a blessing of Light and direction as you wait

A Saturday morning blessing:

Truth’s shining light guides me in my choices and decisions; the revelation of your Word makes my pathway clear.

Psalm 119:105 TPT

Waiting can feel like wandering through the wilderness. 

It can feel as though you’re locked in a dark room trying desperately to find the light switch, but you keep tripping over your feet and running into blank walls. 

And maybe, just maybe, God has us here on purpose. 

Maybe He allows feet tripping, stumbling seasons of waiting and wandering to come so that His Light can shine brighter than our doubts and questions. 

Maybe these seasons of wilderness walking are intended to put us on the right path, even if it’s not the path we expected to walk. 

God doesn’t walk like we do, friend. He doesn’t walk only looking down at His feet. He walks with sovereign eyes locked on the horizon, looking calmly ahead to what will be. 

And this is why we can walk uncertain paths with the full assurance that He knows where we’re headed even when we can’t see. Even when we can’t see our own two feet in front of us. 

The Light of His presence always draws near, illuminating our path, beckoning us to trust and let go of our own plans and expectations in quiet repose. 

I speak a blessing of His Light and direction over you today, dear one. I pray that if you find yourself in your own season of waiting and wandering, that you would look for the soft Light radiating from the presence of the One who holds every one of your days in His tender hands. 

He knows your next right step, and as long as you remain in Jesus, you are always right where you’re supposed to be. 

May God give you peace.

Sunday: a blessing of being held

A Sunday morning blessing:

Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for He shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between His shoulders.

Deuteronomy 33:12

Where do you find your security? 

What makes you feel most at home?

God longs to be both your security and your home, friend. His desire is to hold you, right where you, just as you are. The more you sink into His arms of grace, the more molded to His image you become. 

His arms are a safe dwelling place, a place where you can rest your head without fear or trepidation. They are always available and always attentive to your every need. The arms of your Heavenly Father are protective and inviting, shielding you all day long. 

You can rest secure here, knowing that even though you may let go, He never will. To hold onto God is not a prerequisite to be held by God. 

This is your home, dear one, in the presence of the One who holds you close all the days of your life. 

I speak a blessing of embrace over you today. I pray that you would embrace the gentle arms of your Creator and make your home in Him alone. I pray that you would feel the warmth of His arms around you today. 

May God give you peace.