Talk to Him
Are you an early riser? I wouldn’t classify myself as a morning person. But I have to admit, I enjoy being up early on those days when I can convince myself to leave the comforts of my warm bed.
There’s something about the stillness of the morning, when darkness gives way to daylight that whispers encouragement to me. You too?
A great time to talk
The day is fresh – full of opportunity. It’s the perfect time to talk to the Lord about the hours ahead. I’m not the first one to make this discovery.
Before David became king of Israel, he spent several years running from King Saul who was intent on killing him: he had to stay one step ahead of this man who wanted to take his life. David was an early riser. Take a look at how he used the early morning hours:
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; Psalm 63:1
He poured his heart out to the Lord and sought His direction. Although it was a difficult time in David’s life, he took the opportunity to draw near to God.
The New Testament gives us a glimpse of Jesus’ early morning hours:
And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. Mark 1:35
Jesus Christ himself, found it of paramount importance to spend time in prayer with His Father. His desire was to do the will of God, and oftentimes it superseded what would have been convenient.
Whether you’re an early riser or not, do you recognize the wonderful opportunity you have to spend time with the One who created you? It’s never too early or too late to approach His throne:
Do you talk to the Lord and let Him guide your steps? What step will you take today to communicate with your Heavenly Father?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for creating me to have a relationship with You. Help me take advantage of every opportunity I have to talk to You. In Jesus’ name, amen
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