The thought of rising early in this season of my life is often defeating. With little people
to take care of and a house to turn in to a home, the hours seem to be filled with my
to do list. However, on several occasions I have managed to wake before the boxing ring
bell. On these days I felt a true difference in my thoughts, feelings, organization, and
overall readiness to take on the day.
I attribute these changes to not only getting some time to process my thoughts before
being needed, but to allowing those thoughts to be guided by the Lord in my private
conversations with Him. If Jesus took the time to rise early to be alone with His father, I
think it would be in our best interest to follow suit.
Mark 1:35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
Luke 5:16 16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
We are not alone in our challenge to give the Lord the first fruits of our time. In no way
have I mastered rising early, but I know that as I seek to get there my family and I will
reap the benefits.
Proverbs 31:15 She gets up while it is still nighll
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
Psalm 119: 147 I rise before dawn and cry for help;
I have put my hope in your word.
We are all given the same 24 hours a day, lets make the count towards eternity