“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” - Revelation 22:16
For over a decade, I’ve spent my mornings sitting quietly with God, allowing Him to ground me for the day ahead. I always pray, but each daybreak looks a little different as I try to follow God’s leading.
Sometimes I focus on reading Scripture, a devotional book, or Bible study. Then there are moments where I journal while singing worship songs to Jesus on my back porch.
Occasionally, I’m in the zone, quiet as a mouse and still as a post, watching His creation—the birds, the chipmunks, the flowers, listening to Him whisper on the wind blowing through the branches or in the birdsong. The space, no matter where I am, becomes Holy Ground as I sit in His Presence.
But one thing’s for certain: every life-changing decision, answered prayer, or promise from God has come during this sacred time, making its importance to my daily routine immeasurable.
About a year ago, I was on my screened porch reading, and the verse Revelation 22:16 seemed to knock me upside the head. My steadfast resolve and deep desire to commune each morning with God finally made sense. Right there—in the last few verses of the Bible, like God wanted them to leave a forever stamp on our hearts—Jesus refers to Himself as the Morning Star… the One who is the Light of the world (John 8:12). This reference immediately reminded me of the sunrise.
I researched and found three times (Revelation 2:28, 22:16, 2 Peter 1:19) that Scripture tells us Jesus is the Morning Star. This verse has given new importance to my journey with God every morning. I feel confident He intended us all to carve out a sacred spot with Him as the sun makes its way up into the sky.
I hope you’ll read this verse, and the two others, then give some precious time as you wake to Him if you don’t already do so. You never know what He’s waiting to tell you or the blessing He wants to send your way if only you’d commit to spending time with Him, the Morning Star.
GOD BLESS YOU.