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EXODUS 16:7: And in the morning you shall see the glory of the Lord.
Some days make you wonder if you should have stayed in bed. You cut yourself shaving, you spill
coffee on your clothes, you have a computer crash at work, you receive overdue notices in the mail,
and your son breaks his arm on the jungle gym at school. It’s enough to make you want to crawl
under the covers and hide.
The Israelites also were experiencing difficulties. They were hot, tired, hungry and upset. They even
wondered if they should have stayed in Egypt. This trip was more difficult than they thought it was
going to be.
In the midst of these trials, God did two things: He gave them manna for their physical bodies, but He
also promised to reveal His glory to them “in the morning” for their spiritual well-being. God knew that
the trials of the day needed a spiritual response as well as physical relief. And He chose to meet that
spiritual need while the day was yet young.
When the day is hectic, the frustrations plentiful and the disappointments thick, it’s time to turn to
God. Yet how different the day might have gone had we turned to the Lord before we ever got
started. Whether the events of the day change or not, when we have first spent time fellowshipping
with God, we are better prepared to face them.
Perhaps you aren’t a morning person–many people aren’t. Yet getting up even 10 minutes earlier and
spending those moments reading your Bible and praying will yield greater dividends than you might
imagine. When you meet with God first in the morning, it’s much easier to keep Him first all day.

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