Early In The Morning
Why does God say so often in the Scripture that He will speak to us first thing in the morning? After all, He can speak to us any time He chooses. There are two reasons: (1). He wants to have first place in your life. He desires to be first on your list of priorities for the day. So before your turn on the television, or check your computer or iPhone, or go running off, learn to be still and allow God to give you insight and understanding as to what's important for your day, and your life. You will be amazed at the solutions He gives you: the creative ideas, and the clear sense of guidance. You will find the promise really is true: "The steps of a good man and woman are ordered by the Lord" (Psalms 37:23). In fact, after a few weeks of living this way you will not ever desire to go back to your prior routine. (2). He wants a empty page to write on. Ever try talking with someone who is distracted of preoccupied? You just want to move on. However, when that person is really important to you, you try to pick the right time of day when you know they will really listen to what you have to say. Well, you are important to God and He wants to speak to you! Can you even imagine your loss it you fail to hear what He has to say, or to understand what He has in mind for you? One of the secrets of King David's strength was this: "Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly" (Psalm 5:3). In order to succeed in your life you must put hearing from God at the top of your morning routine.