Thursday, January 3, 2008

Early to Rise

The best time to converse with God is before wordly occasion stands knocking at the door to be let in: the morning is, as it were, the cream of the day; let the cream be taken off, and let God have it. Wind up thy heart towards heaven in the beginning of the day, and it will go the better all the day after. He that loseth his heart in the morning in the world, will hardly find it again all the day.

Thomas Watson.

I struggle every morning to arise early before the rest of my world. I am a nightowl who desires to be an earlybird. I love to be alone in the presence of the Lord in the dawn of the new day before the demands begin and the duties call, just a time to enjoy and bathe in the awesome word of God. To give thanks, praise and to be lead through His paths and truths. Now if only I could remember that when the alarm goes off and I pull the covers back up and yearn for just a "few more minutes". A few more minutes of my morning idol sleep, those few more minutes never satisfy my heart of it's longings and it does not equip me with the armor needed for the day approaching.

Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

Psalm 90:14


According to HIS Power said...

Thanks for the awesome post today, Kelli and I have really needed that verse in Psalms, lately! :o) I am SUCH a night owl and yearning to be an early bird! I am training myself but boy, is it hard!

Happy New Year!

Love, Julie

Stacy said...

You always know what I'm going through!!!

I just posted about this to a yahoo group I belong to :)

I made it up early yesterday, but alas, today I slept in. Always a work in progress....

Keep on trying.

Robin said...

You've written another post that I could cut and paste to my blog.

I was up earlier today, but still not early enough.

A big BIG glass of water right before bed helps me get up earlier.

Let's pray for each other to bound out of bed eager to be with our Daddy.

Marsha said...

So beautifully spoken!!!

That is very true. The cream of the day. My idol of sleep... and staying up too late at night on the computer.

Thank you for your eloquent reminder.

~Java Mama~ said...

Julie... morphing into a earlybird is a lot harder than its sounds! :0)

Stacy... I am so glad to know that I am not alone in my struggle, though I am not glad that you to struggle. It is most definitely always a work in progress...

Robin... a BIG glass of water! Great idea, I am trying that tonight. You are in my prayers sister...


JOYfully in Him,

~Java Mama~ said...

Marsha... I am ashamed to say it is 11:16 as I type this... I am going to bed and wake up an EARLYbird!